An accident has dramatically altered twelve-year-old Caleb Rupert's dad's personality and torn his family apart. A neurosurgeon, however, believes that surgery might restore his dad to his former self. Caleb must be removed from the scene for a few weeks and is sent to stay with Uncle Charlie, deep in the woods of northern Canada.
Caleb barely arrives at his new home when he is met by three young people living nearby - tough-talking brothers, Pete and Ike, and Catfish, a no-nonsense girl with an incredibly sharp tongue.
Caleb also discovers the fact that Uncle Charlie has been keeping a number of wolverines captive on the island. Caleb's attitude toward these forbidding creatures changes when late one night he manages to rescue a wolverine mother and her baby from a deadly trap.
When Uncle Charlie decides to rid the island of the wolverines, Caleb knows he must act immediately to save them. Caleb and Catfish manage to help the wolverines escape from the island, but soon discover that their raft was sabotaged by Pete and Ike and they end up stranded at the edge of Catchewana Falls.
About The Author
Nat Reed was an elementary teacher/principal for nearly 30 years and then taught full-time at Trent University's School of Education for another nine years. Nathanael has had 60 curriculum units published and more than 150 popular Novel Studies available online, these are also available in such outlets as Chapters and most stores for teachers. Nathanael lives with his wife, Joyce, and has four sons, Nathan, Jason, Eric and Joel who also reside in different areas of Canada.
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