By Nancy Owens Barnes
A trip Even Huck Finn might Have Admired---Spokesman Review
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A precise tale of braveness and survival, South to Alaska incorporates readers from the heartland of the USA to the final Frontier...THE not easy means.
Born within the dusty center of Oklahoma in 1916, ten-year-old Melvin sees a photo of a cabin within the Alaska wasteland in his fourth-grade geography ebook and desires of dwelling there. approximately fifty years later he builds a 47-foot boat in his Arkansas yard, launches it at the Arkansas River, and cruises 10,000 miles to Alaska in terms of the Panama Canal. Melvin hasn't ever been south of the United States/Mexico Border and hasn't ever been on a ship within the open ocean.
"Learn through doing," he says.
In South to Alaska, writer Nancy Owens Barnes takes readers on trips. On one, readers persist with a tender boy's dream that starts in a one-room, Oklahoma schoolhouse in 1926, and ends many years in a while an island in southeast Alaska. at the different, readers turn into a passenger aboard the purple puppy because it cruises alongside the Arkansas and Mississippi Rivers to the Gulf of Mexico the place, in 1973, Melvin starts a solo trip alongside the Caribbean coasts of Mexico and vital the United States, throughout the Panama Canal, then into the Pacific Ocean to Alaska. stricken by mechanical difficulties, overseas fraud, violent ocean storms, threats of international detention center, ailment and loneliness, Melvin fears a dangerous finish ahead of achieving where of his desires and returning to the girl he loves. South to Alaska chronicles Melvin's 10,000-mile trip via a perilous international he understands little approximately, to a global he can't forget.
About the Author
As the daughter of the most personality in South to Alaska, Barnes watched her father's dream weave its manner in the course of the lives of her kin. In 1971, she boarded the crimson puppy for the 1st leg of its trip alongside the Arkansas and Mississippi Rivers.
Barnes was once featured within the iciness 2010 factor of Coeur d'Alene journal as one among 9 North Idaho authors who've accomplished popularity of their paintings. Her writing has seemed in various courses similar to We Alaskans and Idaho journal, and in literary journals resembling The Lyric and Snowy Egret, the oldest autonomous magazine of nature writing within the usa. In 2008 she obtained the Zola Award for Poetry from the Pacific Northwest Writers organization. She has additionally authored a brief anthology of nature writing titled Moose for Breakfast, in addition to a quick advisor for starting writers titled how you can Swat the KILLER BEs from your Writing. Barnes bought her BA measure from Vermont collage of Norwich college the place she studied inventive writing.