Barbara Corcoran Gwen Liv - Essay

Gwen Liv

(Contemporary Literary Criticism)

The story [of A Star to the North] can be viewed as three parts: home, journey, and destination. The second part, the longest and also the best, features only the brother and sister team, later joined by a dog. It is written out of [Barbara Corcoran's and Bradford Angier's] true experience in the outdoors and not the work of an armchair traveller's imagination. The train ride, the canoe trip, the close encounter with a mother bear, the rescue of the dog, the battle with a moose are all incidents which provide lots of suspense and excitement.

Alongside the adventure there is love, love between brother and sister. It is poetically told through their companionship and togetherness in the wild....

(The entire section is 510 words.)