The Great Death arrived with the man from downriver, the one who came with the light-colored strangers and had little red spots covering his body. Thirteen-year-old Millie and her younger sister, Maura, are fascinated by the guests, but soon sickness takes over their village. As they watch the people they know and love die, the sisters remain unaffected and begin to realize that they will have to find a new home.
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Johnny's grandfather has taken far too much time to check his trap lines in the Alaskan snow. The old man is proud and stubborn, and determined to be as independent as ever. But Johnny is right to worry - his grandfather is caught in his own trap. Wolves, plummeting temperatures, and sheer hunger all menace him. Does he have enough wilderness craft, strength, and survival instinct to stay alive? Will Johnny find him in time?