Read the harrowing account of a young boy who loses his way on a Maine mountain in Lost Trail: Nine Days Alone in the Wilderness
; the timeless lessons from the 1939 event ring true even today.
Authors: Donn Fendler with Lynn Plourde; illustrated by Ben Bishop
Softcover; 72 pages; black and white text and illustrations
Down East Publishing; copyright 2011
Though the story may be almost 75 years old, there's nothing old-fashioned about this graphic novel; detailed drawings bring the compelling story to life for a young audience
Lost Trail is a boldly illustrated graphic novel that tells the story of Donn Fendler, a 12 year-old Boy Scout from New York, who climbs Maine's mile-high Mount Katahdin and in a sudden storm is separated from his friends and family. What follows is a 9-day adventure in which Donn, lost and alone in the Maine wilderness, struggles for survival. Originally made famous by the book Lost on a Mountain in Maine, this legendary story is retold here with new details and absolutely stunning illustrations that will put any reader right beside young Donn Fendler as he fights for his life.