Macmillan Childrens Publishing Group


Tales of Adventure from the Last Frontier

Edited and with an Introduction by Spike Walker

St. Martin's Griffin


Trade Paperback

For thousands of years Alaska has called to us. The hardy souls who first answered that call endured bitter temperatures, maddening isolation, and often harrowing adventures for the privilege of living there, and many lost their lives in the process. From the earliest human explorers to Russian fur trappers, from Klondike gold seekers to today's miners and oilmen, from Alaska's native people to the millions of tourists who visit the state every year, people have come to Alaska to marvel at its beauty, rejoice in its riches, and measure themselves against its challenges. The wonder of Alaska, as well as its terrifying dangers, come to life in this anthology, featuring true adventures described by some of the best writers in the world, each hand picked by bestselling writer and Alaska aficionado Spike Walker. Alaska: Tales of Adventure from the Last Frontier will open your eyes and stir your soul as it celebrates the untamed beauty of Alaska.

Inside you will find unmatched tales of adventure by the following authors:

Spike Walker
Jack London
Larry Kaniut
Roger A. Caras
Lew Freedman
Dana Stabenow
Gary Paulsen
Jean Aspen
Ann Mariah Cook
John Muir
Washington Irving

And many more...


Praise for Alaska

"...a crackerjack collection of evocative writings from the state, spread over time and geography." —Kirkus Reviews

About the author

Edited and with an Introduction by Spike Walker

Spike Walker has spent more than twenty seasons working as a deckhand aboard commercial fishing boats in Alaska. He has voyaged across storm-tossed seas from the ports of Kodiak in the Gulf of Alaska to Dutch Harbor in the Aleutian Islands and north, across the Bering Sea, to the edge of the polar ice cap in search of king crab, halibut, and codfish. His first book, Working on the Edge, was hailed by James Michener as "the definitive account of this peilous trade." With his books Nights of Ice and Coming Back Alive, Spike Walker's growing reputation as one of America's greatest authors of true Alaskan adventure tales has been firmly established.

Spike Walker

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