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Gr. 4-7. Twelve-year-old Alvin, an African American whose hero is Arctic explorer Matthew Henson, finds his freedom curtailed by his overprotective mother. When she enlists a neighbor to escort him to and from school, he runs away from his D.C. home and heads for the Canadian Arctic--in January. As he makes his way northward by passenger train, boxcar, small plane, dogsled, and finally on foot, many people help him, including Idlouk, an Inuit hermit who takes Alvin into his home. After facing trials that challenge his courage and thinking ability, Alvin leaves for home in the spring with a new sense of freedom and confidence. Some readers will be surprised by the many adult characters who speed the unprepared boy toward his goal and by the fact that the story stops before he reaches home. Idyllic, yes. But the story's authentic feel, strong narrative thrust, and vivid descriptions of Arctic life take readers on a journey they won't soon forget. Carolyn Phelan
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Genre: Children's Fiction

Used availability for Donna Jo Napoli's North

Hardback Editions

August 2008 : USA Library Binding

Title: North
Author(s): Donna Jo Napoli
ISBN: 1-4395-4779-3 / 978-1-4395-4779-3 (USA edition)
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March 2006 : USA Library Binding
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Title: North
Author(s): Donna Jo Napoli
ISBN: 0-606-34860-3 / 978-0-606-34860-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Demco Media
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January 2004 : USA Library Binding
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Title: North (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition)
Author(s): Donna Jo Napoli
ISBN: 1-4176-9839-X / 978-0-439-89584-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Turtleback Books
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April 2004 : USA Hardback
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Title: North
Author(s): Donna Jo Napoli
ISBN: 0-06-057987-0 / 978-0-06-057987-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: GreenWilBk
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April 2004 : USA Library Binding
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Title: North
Author(s): Donna Jo Napoli
ISBN: 0-06-057988-9 / 978-0-06-057988-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: GreenWilBk
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January 2004 : USA Hardback
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Title: North
Author(s): Donna Jo Napoli
ISBN: 0-7569-6627-2 / 978-0-7569-6627-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Perfection Learning
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Paperback Editions

January 2006 : USA Paperback
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Title: North
Author(s): Donna Jo Napoli
ISBN: 0-06-057989-7 / 978-0-06-057989-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: GreenWilBk
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2006 : USA Paperback
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Title: North
Author(s): Donna Jo Napoli
ISBN: 0-439-89584-7 / 978-0-439-89584-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Scholastic
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Audio Editions

May 2005 : USA Audio Cassette

Title: North
Author(s): Donna Jo Napoli
ISBN: 1-4025-9927-7 / 978-1-4025-9927-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Recorded Books
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May 2005 : USA Audio CD
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Title: North
Author(s): Donna Jo Napoli
ISBN: 1-4193-3198-1 / 978-1-4193-3198-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Recorded Books
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Kindle Editions

March 2012 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: North
Author(s): Donna Jo Napoli
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