Five-year-old Anna Whyte and her younger brother Stick are camping with their parents in Ontario's Algonquin Park. One night they wake to the sound of their mother screaming--a black bear is attacking their campsite. At her dying mother's urging, Anna manages to get her brother into the family's canoe and paddle away. When the canoe runs aground, Anna and her brother must battle hunger, the elements, and a wilderness alive with danger. Will they be able to survive on their own? A powerful novel about love and loss with an unforgettable narrator.