Lesley Choyce, who has been teaching English and creative writing for over thirty years, is the author of more than ninety books of literary fiction, short stories, poetry, creative nonfiction and young adult novels. He has won the Dartmouth Book Award, the Atlantic Poetry Prize and the Ann Connor Brimer Award. He has also been short-listed for the Stephen Leacock Medal for Humor, the White Pine Award, the Hackmatack Children's Choice Book Award, the Aurora Award from the Canadian Science Fiction and Fantasy Association and, most recently, the Governor General's Literary Award. He lives in Lawrencetown Beach, Nova Scotia.
"A good adventure story. The writing is clear, and he doesn't drag
out the adventure sections with too much description of actions and
details."--Southwestern Ohio Young Adult Materials Review Group
"Choyce's writing style is clear and concise...The hi-low format--with its emphasis on plot, action, short chapters, and large font--assures that teens reading below grade level can easily follow the story's fast pace."--CM Magazine
"Fast-paced and well-written...Will appeal to many young and reluctant readers."--Tri State YA Book Review Committee
"Students who are less independent or struggling readers will appreciate the language and length of this text...Recommended for school and public libraries who want to add a survival story to their hi-lo collection."--Resource Links
"This book has a realistic feel and is a quick, fun recommendation for reluctant readers."--Tacoma Public School District