By Truck to the North

By Truck to the North

My Arctic Adventure

Book - 1999
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"A bone-chilling silence filled the truck. We were north of the Arctic Circle on a road made of ice -- not pavement or gravel like a regular road, just a bumpy surface of frozen water. Under the ice flowed dangerous waters, deep enough to drown in -- if the shocking cold didn't kill you first. I glanced out the window and shivered..."

Adventure is just around the corner when you climb aboard an 18-wheeler and join Andy Turnbull on his eye-opening trip to the Arctic. You're along for the ride as he befriends a trucker's dog, views the Northern Lights, gets caught in a whiteout, and explores the ice roads of the Far North. Short sidebars of information that accompany Andy's story reveal what's inside a truck's cab, why camels once carried goods through this part of North America, what kids love about live in the Arctic, and much more. Colourful maps (essential traveler's tools) help you follow Andy's route chapter by chapter!

Publisher: Toronto : Annick Press, c1999.
ISBN: 9781550375503
1550375504
Branch Call Number: J/971/.9/Tur 3588a4 1
Characteristics: 88 p. : ill. (chiefly col.), col. maps.
Additional Contributors: Pearson, Debora
Alternative Title: My Arctic adventure

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KarenW
Mar 18, 2005

One of the best books about trucking to the north, it describes the journey through the eyes of an experienced trucker and the author as they deliver goods to northern communities. The wildlife they meet, and the sights that they encounter are stunning. The description of the northern lights is astounding. As well, I have always wondered what it was like to drive on the ?ice highways? that are created every winter on the lakes and rivers only to disappear come spring. The most amazing photo I found in the book is the aerial shot of what looks like a tropical island with inviting green seas around it. It turns out that this is a photo of Tuktoyaktuk in the summer!

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