The Mad Trapper
Fiction / Teen Fiction
Age 12+ 184 pages 5 1/2 x 8 1/2"
ISBN 0–88995–268–X paper CDN 12.95 USA 9.95
When it began, he was just another stranger without a name. When it ended,
he was the most notorious criminal in North America, the object of the largest
manhunt in RCMP history.
This is the story of Albert Johnson, the
Mad Trapper, a silent man of superhuman strength and endurance, who defied capture
for fifty days in the bitter cold of winter, north of the Arctic Circle. He was a man
who crossed hundreds of miles of frozen tundra on foot, who survived dynamite
blasts and the pursuit of police, trappers and the army, and who became the first
man to cross the Richardson Mountains in a blizzard.
"Wiebe pushes the reader inside the antagonist's mind."