Cabin on Trouble Creek

Van Leeuwen, Jean

© 2004

 

Daniel and his brother Will and their Pa have built a cabin along Trouble Creek in unsettled Ohio. Now Pa has left Daniel and Will, ages 11 and 9, for “five weeks, six on the outside” to go get the rest of the family. As winter sets in, Daniel realizes that the rest of the family won’t be coming until next year, and he must keep his brother and himself alive for several months instead of a few weeks. Based on a true story, this is a story of resourceful, successful survival and great historical fiction.