"Juneau, The Sleigh Dog" by West Lathrop with illustrations by Kurt Wiese. Published by Random House, copyright 1942, first printing.
Pierre Barnard never dreamed when he left New York City on a northern vacation that he would be separated from his father, deserted by Ka-uk, their Indian guide, and left alone, snowbound in a cabin in the Alaskan wilderness. Alone-except for a huge gray sleigh dog, Juneau, and with a small box to be protected.
The Mysterious contents of that box proved to more than responsibility. Because of it Pierre found that he had to deal with a crafty enemy who forced the boy to use all his resources to outwit him. Starvation threatened, strange footprints encircled the cabin, a cry sounded from the depths of a crevasse-and through these and other experiences Pierre's sole friend and companion was Juneau, an outcast and veteran of the trail, whose unerring wisdom and devotion constantly guided and guarded him.
This story of an average American boy, unused to real hardship, but possessed of determination and fortitude, and of his struggle to exist in the frozen wastes of Alaska, is a vivid narrative of character put to the test- of the maturity that resulted from Pierre's having met difficult situations with decision and courage. Written with singular beauty and force, each chapter holds the reader in stirring suspense.
274 page hard cover book in good condition with no rips, tears, or writing. The dust jacket is worn. The pages are browned due to the age of the book. See the pictures for more detail.