Erik is preparing for his first-ever hunting trip when he learns that his parents are being deployed to Iraq. A few days later, Erik is shipped off to North Dakota to live with Big Darrell and Oma, grandparents he barely knows. When Erik rescues a dog that’s been stuck by a porcupine, Big Darrell says Erik can’t keep him. But Erik has already named her Quill and can’t bear to give her up. He decides to run away, taking the dog and a shotgun, certain that they can make it on their own out on the prairie.
In this story of adventure and survival, Erik learns about the challenges and satisfactions of living off the land, the power of family secrets, and the pain of losing what you love.
My kid loved it!
ByAmy Meadows on Nov 19, 2011
I recently bought this book for my nephew. He had to choose a book from a list his teacher gave him and this was one that he thought looked interesting. He's not a very enthusiastic reader, but this book really caught his imagination and he read it quickly. His favorite part was telling everyone about the chapter he had just read. I recommend this for any boy who doesn't care for reading. It could change his mind. :)
ByMichelle May on Jan 24, 2014
This a great book l would recommend it to Amy one that likes hunting and a little sadness. A great book over all.
BySydney on Nov 27, 2013
I think this is the best book I have EVER read. I would recommend it to 4-6 grades. I would definitely read this again.
IT WAS THE BEST BOOK I EVER READ
ByMatthew on Sep 18, 2013
The next book I reed the author will be the same because this was the best book I ever read.
Nathan 11 years old
ByLisa on Apr 28, 2014
read it and u can read it in a heart beat there were only two bad words and they were the "H" word
ByMinecraft Rocks on Apr 23, 2014
I am interested in dog and survival books a lot I also love to hunt so if you are like me you should get this book.
ByAmazon Customer on Feb 07, 2012
Erick life is on a down hill slide. His parents have just been deployed to Iraq. This means that he must move across the country to stay with his grandparents that he barely knows. When he gets there learns that his grandfather is an angry man. He is still dealing with the grief of losing his son in Iraq. Erik has had enough and decides to run away with a hunting dog that he has found. When the grandfather finds out that his grandson has run away it causes him to reevaluate his own life. He starts to make a change for the better. The novel moves at a fast pace. This book would be great for boys that are interested in wild life and survival stories.
ByK Kat on Feb 13, 2014
This is the best book of all times and it almost brought me to tears. I have always longed for a dog as quill and now know to cherish what you have because it does not always last forever
BySuzi Scott on Mar 04, 2014
very good. I bought it for my granddaughter, but i loved it very good book for kids and gramma.... just fun
Best book ever!
ByMatthew Harrison on Jan 30, 2014
This book is a really good book about a boy named Erik and a dog named Quill who run off and become one with the prairies of North Dakota.