Monday, September 14, 2020

RED FOX ROAD by Frances Greenslade – An exciting survival story

I'm jumping back in to Marvelous Middle Grade Monday with exactly the kind of book I love to read--an exciting adventure! 

Why you want to read this book…

If you’re a fan of survival stories like I am, you’ll enjoy reading this book. I couldn’t put it down! In this one, the main character’s parents are along for the ride, but Francie ends up on her own. She has to use her own knowledge and smarts to figure out how to get through some scary moments. I really liked her resourcefulness. This story was different than other survival stories I’ve read because Francie had to worry about her mom’s mental health as well as how to stay alive. A great read!

Here’s the summary from the publisher:

A thirteen-year-old girl on a family vacation becomes stranded alone in the wilderness when the family's GPS leads them astray. A compelling survival story for ages 10 to 14, for fans of Hatchet and The Skeleton Tree.

Francie and her parents are on a spring road trip: driving from British Columbia, Canada, to hike in the Grand Canyon. When a shortcut leads them down an old logging road, disaster strikes. Their truck hits a rock and wipes out the oil pan. They are stuck in the middle of nowhere. Francie can't help feeling a little excited -- she'd often imagined how she'd survive if she got stranded in the bush, and now here they are. But will her survival skills -- building fires, gathering dandelion leaves and fir needles for tea -- be enough when hours stretch into days?

Red Fox Road by Frances Greenslade, was published by Penguin Random House Canada and debuts on September 15, 2020. I read an electronic version via NetGalley, provided by the publisher.


  1. Glad you're jumping back into middle grade books. I like survival stories a lot too so will try to find this one at my library. Thanks.

  2. I hadn't heard of this book, but I also love survival stories! Have you heard of ALONE by Megan E. Freeman? It's due in January 2021 from Simon & Schuster, and it's a novel in verse about one girl surviving on her own. No parents. No friends.

  3. I love survival stories and this novel sounds like a compelling read! Francie has a lot to figure out. Love your enthusiasm about the book and thanks for sharing today!

  4. I also enjoy survival stories and this one sound like one not to be missed. Thanks for sharing on MMGM.

  5. Very cool. Survival stories are always an adventure.

  6. It's great to have you back on MMGM! This sounds like a thrilling survival story, and the mental-health aspect sounds interesting! Thanks for the great post!

  7. I absolutely love survival stories. This one sounds unique. You don't often have parents around in this kind of story. I will check this one out. Thanks for telling me about it.

  8. This sounds so good! I love survival stories, and I like that this has a strong character element to it. Will definitely be on the look out for this!


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