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P.O. Box 385
Littleton, NH 03561

1-800-859-7581
or
603-444-4880

Email:

info@bondcliffbooks.com

or

dickerman2@myfairpoint.net

Hardcover ISBN 0-9657144-6-2 $15.99

Paperback ISBN 0-9657144-7-0 $5.99

with a new Afterword by the author

 

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Seth and Daniel have ventured into the woods and swamps on their hikes and camping trips, but they’ve never climbed Black Spruce mountain. Perhaps the legend of the mistreated foster child who ran away to hide there has stopped them: according to the story, his bones still lie in a cave on the mountaintop.

Now, as summer ends, the boys feel ready for the lonely mountain’s challenge. But neither realizes what special significance the fate of the dead boy has for Daniel, until their simple camping trip becomes a journey into a painful past that must be confronted.

In a powerful, strikingly original book, David Budbill writes about the natural world, about loneliness, love and the need to reach out to others.

 

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BONES ON BLACK SPRUCE MOUNTAIN

  • won The 1979-80 Dorothy Canfield Fisher Award
  • has been featured on Vermont Public Radio’s Camel’s Hump Radio

 

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A thoroughly convincing wilderness yarn that effectively fuses the quest for mastery with the quest for knowledge.

The New York Times Book Review

 

The Bones on Black Spruce Mountain is one of those books kids and adults alike will want to read over, and over, and over. Far as I’m concerned, same goes for anything Budbill has written.

Rusty DeWees, actor, writer and a.k.a. “The Logger”

 

A taut adventure story enhanced by authentic detail of natural wonders, including the human psyche.

Publishers’ Weekly

 

Budbill’s exploration of a friendship is thoughtful and haunting…delicate and strong.

Booklist

 

Condensed prose…great skill and sensitivity…an unusally good, satisfying book.

Children’s Book Review Service

 

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Hardcover ISBN 0-9657144-6-2 $15.99
Paperback ISBN 0-9657144-7-0 $5.99to order contact:

Bondcliff Books
PO Box 385
Littleton, NH 03561

1-800-859-7581
or
603-444-4880

Email:  info@bondcliffbooks.com

or

dickerman2@myfairpoint.net

 

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BONES ON BLACK SPRUCE MOUNTAIN
was first published by The Dial Press, New York, 1978

subsequently in paperback

by Bantam/Skylark Editions

and then

Puffin Books

 

 

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Over 150,000 copies sold

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In Paperback Only: ISBN 0-9657144-9-7

$5.50

to order contact:

Bondcliff Books
P.O. Box 385
Littleton, NH 03561

1-800-859-7581
or
603-444-4880

Email:

Email:  info@bondcliffbooks.com

or

dickerman2@myfairpoint.net

 

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Daniel and Seth are backwoods boys, fascinated and challenged by the swamps, rivers, and mountains of their remote northern valley and by the wildlife they see there. These evocative survival stories describe three trips the boys make, alone and together: a snowshoe trek, a swamp exploration, and an October night alone in the woods.

David Budbill writes simply and beautifully about the exhilaration of striking out into the wilderness. He captures the sense of mystery, awe, and sometimes fear that nature evokes in each of us.

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SNOWSHOE TREK TO OTTER RIVER

a Kirkus Choice for 1976

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nominated for the 1977-78

Dorothy Canfield Fisher Award

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Three spare and truthful outdoor adventures, all memorable for their noticing attention to detail and the marvelous absence of melodramatic complications….They leave you feeling euphoric. “loose in your bones.”

Kirkus Review

Powerful short stories…fast paced adventures…never faltering into the sentimental.

School Library Journal

With clean, simple sentences the author captures the lure of the wilderness and the beauty of animals in their own environment.

Booklist

These three short stories could serve as models of the genre.

University of Minnesota College of Education Review

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PREVIOUS EDITIONS
 

SNOWSHOE TREK TO OTTER RIVER

by

David Budbill

Pictures by Lorence Bjorklund

first published by The Dial Press, New York, 1976

 

 

subsequently in paperback

by Bantam/Skylark Editions

 

 

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Almost 100,000 copies sold

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CURRENTLY OUT OF PRINT

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