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An action-packed, contemporary novel about surviving in the wilderness.

Thirteen-year-old Karma is desperate to become a certified falconer. At her dad's bird education center, she helps give demonstrations to guests and can fly the birds. But when her favorite rescued falcon, Stark, hurts Karma, her parents insist that they return the bird to its previous owner--in Canada. On the way to bring Stark back, a car accident in the middle of nowhere leaves Karma's dad trapped, and it's up to Karma to find a way to rescue him and her younger brother. When Karma loses her way trying to get help, she crosses paths with Cooper, a troubled teenaged boy. Lost for three days, the two figure out how to survive, and Karma teaches Stark to hunt like an actual bird of prey. Karma may be closer than she thinks to becoming a real falconer and having a real friend.

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Terry Lynn Johnson

Terry Lynn Johnson writes middle grade adventures based on her experiences living in the wilds of northern Ontario, Canada. She might have fallen through ice a time or two, been dragged by a dog team, blown up a wood stove, been attacked by a sloth (slowly) , accidentally sprayed a crowd with muskrat glands, and chased a bear with a chainsaw. She owned eighteen sled dogs, and currently works as a Conservation Officer for the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry.Ice Dogs, February 4, 2014,Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, ABA Best Children's Books of 2014Sled Dog School, October 3, 2017, HMH, Bank Street Books Best Books of 2018Falcon Wild, September 19, 2017, Charlesbridge, Junior Library Guild SelectionSurvivor Diaries, Overboard! July 2017, Cybils Award FinalistSurvivor Diaries, Avalanche! January 2, 2018 STARRED review from KirkusTerry lives in Whitefish Falls, Ontario. Visit her at www.terrylynnjohnson.com

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