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Trap Lines North Hardcover – 2004

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 268 pages
  • Publisher: Southern Skies (2004)
  • ISBN-10: 1931177074
  • ISBN-13: 978-1931177078
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #993,659 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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How I love this book! It was written about a season, in the winter 1932-'33, as I remember it; long before I was born. I was just a kid in the 1940's, reading this book for the first time; over and over. Then I lost the book, until I found it recently, once more,on Amazon.com. Somehow it always has spoken to me about life "up North". A hard, cold life; yet so exciting and appealing to a young lad. A place where friends are real friends; where life depends upon friends more than ever is known down south,ever. Fishing, hunting, trapping and shooting wild game at the very edge of civilization: way, way up north. Imagine, catching an 8 lb. brook trout! Never in my wildest dreams! I was lucky to catch a minnow sized trout, 9 inches long and weighing half a pound. I was as proud as any 13 year old could be; but 8 lbs.? Never! Trap Lines North: A place where real people lived; no pretensions.

Toronto was so far away, way "down south"; where all those warm, comfortable people came from as they passed, on a winter's night, through Nakina, Ontario, on the Canadian National trains. When the CN train came through Nakina, it was a big deal: an event! I could feel it, I could live it from this book. We all thought it was a very special world up in Nakina; even when we didn't live there! Trap Lines North; traveling along these lines with Jim and young Lindsay Vanderbeek. How appealing! You haven't lived as a boy until you've joined them.

If you have never seen Canada, the real Canada, and its people; this is the book for you! I am spoiled; I am a Canadian, living in Ontario, Canada. Members of our family knew Nakina; they knew the Albany River as it coursed northward to James Bay; even in the wild, wild summer of 1933.
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As as young fellow growing up in the early 60's, living on a farm, in Ontario, the dreams of walking a trap line, was a dream for me. Reading this book gave me the advantage that I craved for, but alias which I could not do. Initially, I saw the book in the local Library, in Chatham, Ontario, and not just reading once, I re-readied it many numerous times. After reading this book, I did run a trap-line, but in my vicinity, and yet without the inspiration would not have made me to re-call my boy hood days now....A must read for a a young fellow who was to experience the real life in the bush......as it was...
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Format: Paperback
I first read this book in the late 1950s. I read it at least once a year for the next 15 years until I went to the local library and could not find it,I was informed that the book had been taken out of circulation and sold at their annual book sale.I searched for years for a copy to purchase and found on
ly one copy priced at over one hundred dollars which I couldn't afford at the time.I kind of gave up on ever reading it again when about 10 years ago my daughter surprised me with a newly republished copy.I have more than made up for those missed years having read it at least twice a year since then.Definitely one of the best books ive ever read and highly recommend it to anyone who likes the outdoors .simply put.....A Great Read!!!!!
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This is one of my favorite books of all time, a gripping, true story about life in the far north during the 1930's, where the Vanderbeck family ran hundreds of miles of traplines to make their living. Anyone who loves trapping, outdoor stories, or historical novels will find this a beautiful and fascinating read!
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A remarkable classic about the struggles of young James Vanderbeck and his family to not only survive, but thrive in the harsh winter in the northern woods of Canada. This is an amazing story about an exceptional family, especially hardy, resourceful, and courageous Jim and his younger brother.
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I finally got a copy of this fantastic book. I had read an old copy years ago, so I was pleased to find it in paperback.
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