Magic Tree House
Junie B. Jones
On the treeless shores of Itta, Greenland, as far north as humans can settle, sixteen-year-old Inuit Billy Bah spots a ship far out among the icebergs on the bay--a sight both welcome and feared. Explorers have already left their indelible mark on her land and its people, and a ship full of white men can mean trouble.
The ship carries provisions for Robert E. Peary, who is making an expidition to the North Pole. As a child, Billy Bah spent a year in America with Peary's family. When her parents went to America years later, they died in a tragic scandal. Now, Peary's wife, daughter, and crew are in Itta to bring him supplies. Winter comes on fast, and when the ship gets caught in the ice, Billy Bah sets out to find Peary. The journey will imperil her life, and that of the man she loves.
By turns lyrical and gripping, Between Two Worlds is an impassioned coming-of-age novel set in a land of breathtaking beauty and danger, where nature and love are powerful and unpredictable forces.
Praise for Between Two Worlds
“Rich details . . . create a total immersion in Inuit life.”—Publishers Weekly, Starred
“An intriguing viewpoint to a place and time rarely written about in young adult fiction.”—School Library Journal
“A compelling yet matter-of-fact portrait of a community accustomed to life on the knife edge of survival, of extraordinary beauty and harsh realities. . . . a rare look at culture clash arising from polar exploration.”—Kirkus Reviews