Thirteen-year-old Justin Cody is failing two classes and is addicted to texting and playing video games. Forced to take a wilderness canoe trip in Canada with his Grandpa Henry, Cody is thrust into a race for survival when the two discover a top-secret drone developed by the U.S. military. Grandpa Henry is kidnapped and Justin--who knows nothing about canoeing and camping--must canoe alone to a distant lake that promises rescue.

     A riveting high-adventure tale AND a wilderness "skills" book in one!  Learn important outdoor skills: make fire in the rain, storm-proof your camp, tie useful knots, find wild foods that are safe to eat, read a map and compass, understand GPS, use a satellite phone, survive an encouter with a bear or moose, be safe in a lightning storm and more!


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•      "Dear Cliff Jacobson, I started your book a day or two ago and I am almost done. I haven't been able to take my eyes off of it. I don't usually read a ton, but I have sat down for hours. And just by the way, I am being completely honest." Joey Sullivan, age 13.

•     "I have recently downloaded your new book and I have really enjoyed reading it. I have been hired as a reading intervention teacher and I would like to use this book in my classroom.  I anticipate it to be a big hit among my middle school students!"  Bob Stein

•      "Cliff’s new book is a fun and quick read even for old guys."

John Kuhfahl

•     "Good read, adventure, intrigue, knowledgeable. A great way to teach wilderness skills and create an interest."  William

•     "Loved it! Easy read." Jeff Crooks

•     "Cliff, I just read your book about Justin Cody. Nicely done!  I've been paddling for 50 years and it is probably the most concise writing on basic woodcraft. I enjoyed it."  Jay Hanks

•     "I am reading this book right now. It is a great story and I am learning so much. I am going to get a copy for each of my scouts in troop 107."  Ronald Bayens



Justin Cody's Race to Survival!