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Description - Toughboy and Sister by Kirkpatrick Hill

The death of their drunken father strands ten-year-old Toughboy and his younger sister at a remote fishing cabin on the Yukon River near Ruby, Alaska, where they spend a summer trying to cope with dwindling food supplies and hostile wildlife.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780689505065
ISBN-10: 068950506X
Format: Hardback
(210mm x 140mm x 15mm)
Pages: 128
Imprint: Aladdin Paperbacks
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Publish Date: 1-Sep-1990
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Kirkpatrick Hill

Kirkpatrick Hill lives in Fairbanks, Alaska. She was an elementary school teacher for more than thirty years, most of that time in the Alaskan "bush." Hill is the mother of six children and the grandmother of eight. Her three earlier books, Toughboy and Sister, Winter Camp, and The Year of Miss Agnes, have all been immensely popular. Her fourth book with McElderry Books, Dancing at the Odinochka, was a Junior Library Guild Selection. Hill's visits to a family member in jail inspired her to write Do Not Pass Go.

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