Grade 5–8—Moon, age 10, has lived in the Alabama forest with his father, a Vietnam veteran, as long as he can remember. His dad taught him how to survive on his own and preached about the evils of the government. After the untimely death of his father, Moon's worst fears of government interference are confirmed when he's sent to a local home for boys. He runs away and sets off for Alaska, encounters a maniacal local constable, ends up in reform school, and more. Moon's escape and wilderness skills are put to the test. He finally realizes that loneliness is his biggest foe and that his Pap may have been too distrusting. Using subdued accents and well-controlled speech mannerisms, Nick Landrum enhances this great wilderness adventure story by Watt Key (Farrar, 2006) by giving voice to an unusual cast of characters. Vocal idiosyncrasies help listeners identify each character. Boys in upper elementary and middle school will be drawn to this outdoor adventure story, as will fans of Gary Paulsen's Hatchet (Atheneum, reissue 2000).—Jane P. Fenn, Corning-Painted Post West High School, NY Copyright © Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved. --Ce texte fait référence à une édition épuisée ou non disponible de ce titre.