The year is 1757, and 17-year-old Allan has been shipwrecked on an iceberg in the frigid Arctic Sea. Alone and vulnerable, Allan braves the cold, wild animals, and his own loneliness. One day he discovers an orphaned polar bear cub, and the two become friends. Despite Allan's resourcefulness, he worries that he will never be rescued or see his family again. Readers will be enthralled as he struggles to survive and sustain hope in a seemingly bleak situation. Colorful and realistic illustrations capture the beauty and ferocity of the Arctic landscape - a dramatic setting for a moving adventure story that reinforces the importance of companionship, tenacity, and strength in the face of insurmountable odds.