Adam's father was a whaler in the Arctic - until the time, he never came back. 16-year-old Adam desperately wants to find his father, so he signs on as a cabin boy in the next expedition travelling North. One of his earliest allies on board is an Eskimo girl called Pipaluk. When the ship gets stuck in the ice, Adam and Pipaluk must travel over the treacherous ice floes in search of help. As their journey lengthens, Adam learns a great deal about Arctic survival, about himself, and finally about his love for Pipaluk and her harsh homeland.
A coming of age, survival tale set in the fascinating, rarely glimpsed world of Victorian Arctic exploration.
"As well as being a very well written adventure story, ["Red Fox Running"] is also about relationships, both with the environment, and with our fellow man, regardless of culture--Bookseller's Choice." "--Publishing News"
Robin Lloyd-Jones was born in London, spent his childhood in India, and now lives in Helensburgh, Scotland. He has had adult titles published, as well as a collection of short stories for children, and is a former president of the Scottish Association of Writers. He is a qualified sea-kayaking instructor, and is also a keen mountaineer.