NPL will offer curbside service at select locations beginning June 8. Get details.

The skeleton tree

Book Cover
Average Rating
5 star
4 star
3 star
2 star
1 star
New York : Delacorte Press, 2016.
First edition.
Physical Desc:
278 pages ; 22 cm.
Madison - Kids Fiction
JUV Fiction Lawrenc
Thompson Lane - Kids Fiction
JUV Fiction Lawrenc
A modern-day adventure and classic in the making, in the vein of The Call of the Wild, Hatchet, and The Cay, by award-winning author Iain Lawrence.   Less than forty-eight hours after twelve-year-old Chris sets off on a sailing trip down the Alaskan coast with his uncle, their boat sinks. The only survivors are Chris and a boy named Frank, who hates Chris immediately. Chris and Frank have no radio, no flares, no food. Suddenly, they've got to forage, fish, and scavenge the shore for supplies. Chris likes the company of a curious, friendly raven more than he likes the prickly Frank. But the boys have to get along if they want to survive.   Because as the days get colder and the salmon migration ends, survival will take more than sheer force of will. Eventually, in the wilderness of Alaska, the boys discover an improbable bond--and the compassion that might truly be the path to rescue.
Also in This Series
Call Number
Green Hills - Kids Fiction
JUV Fiction Lawrenc
Checked Out
Madison - Kids Fiction
JUV Fiction Lawrenc
On Shelf
Old Hickory - Kids Fiction
JUV Fiction Lawrenc
Checked Out
Richland Park - Kids Fiction
JUV Fiction Lawrenc
Checked Out
Thompson Lane - Kids Fiction
JUV Fiction Lawrenc
On Shelf
More Like This
Other Editions and Formats
More Details
9780385733786 (hardback), 038573378X (hardback), 9780385903950 (library (glb)), 0385903952 (library (glb))
Reading Level:
Level 4.8, 9 Points
Lexile measure:


"Chris and Frank's sailing vessel sinks and they are stranded alone in the wilds of Alaska. They don't like each other at all, but to survive they must build a relationship"--,Provided by publisher.
Reviews from GoodReads
Loading GoodReads Reviews.
APA Citation (style guide)

Lawrence, I. (2016). The skeleton tree. First edition. New York: Delacorte Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Lawrence, Iain, 1955-. 2016. The Skeleton Tree. New York: Delacorte Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Lawrence, Iain, 1955-, The Skeleton Tree. New York: Delacorte Press, 2016.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Lawrence, Iain. The Skeleton Tree. First edition. New York: Delacorte Press, 2016. Print.

Note! Citation formats are based on standards as of July 2010. Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy.
Staff View
Grouped Work ID:
Go To GroupedWorkView in Staff Client
Last File Modification TimeMay 28, 2020 11:38:46 PM
Last Grouped Work Modification TimeJun 01, 2020 10:43:11 PM

MARC Record

LEADER04622cam a2200721 i 4500
008150518s2016    nyu    c      000 1 eng  
010 |a 2015011779
020 |a 9780385733786 (hardback)
020 |a 038573378X (hardback)
020 |a 9780385903950 (library (glb))
020 |a 0385903952 (library (glb))
042 |a lcac|a pcc
049 |a TNNA
099 |a JUV|a Fiction|a Lawrenc
1001 |a Lawrence, Iain,|d 1955-|e author.
24514|a The skeleton tree /|c by Iain Lawrence.
250 |a First edition.
264 1|a New York :|b Delacorte Press,|c 2016.
300 |a 278 pages ;|c 22 cm.
336 |a text|2 rdacontent.
337 |a unmediated|2 rdamedia.
338 |a volume|2 rdacarrier.
520 |a "Chris and Frank's sailing vessel sinks and they are stranded alone in the wilds of Alaska. They don't like each other at all, but to survive they must build a relationship"--|c Provided by publisher.
650 0|a Survival|v Juvenile fiction.
650 0|a Wilderness areas|v Juvenile fiction.
650 0|a Brothers|v Juvenile fiction.
651 0|a Alaska|v Juvenile fiction.
898 |a qBook
898 |a qEnglish
907 |a .b23169175|b 01-05-16|c 11-05-15
908 |a 18621587
910 |a CARL0000476488
949 |b A02099824|c F LAW|h 40100|j 40100|l YFIC|m SBK|s C|p 20.00|w 8|x 20160302|t 20200307|q CNV|r JAM|v 2|y 20180514|z 1
949 |b QQ00333644|c F LAW|h 41111|j 41111|l YFIC|m SBK|s S|p 16.99|w 10|x 20181128|t 20200521|q LDR|r JAM|v 2|y 20190517|z 1
949 |b QQ00220324|c F LAW|h 43120|j 43120|l YFIC|m SBK|s S|p 16.99|w 1|x 20160325|t 20160503|q CNV|r JAM|v 0|y 20200306|z 0
949 |b QQ00219626|c F LAW|h 45238|j 45238|l YFIC|m SBK|s S|p 16.99|w 13|x 20160325|t 20190829|q CNV|r CNV|v 0|y 20170701|z 1
949 |b TT00010741|c F LAW|h 45238|j 45238|l YFIC|m SBK|s S|p 16.00|w 13|x 20160225|t 20190520|q CNV|r CNV|v 0|y 20170701|z 1
949 |b A02146484|c F LAW|h 46260|j 46260|l YFIC|m SBK|s S|p 17.00|w 5|x 20160216|t 20200221|q CNV|r CNV|v 0|y 20170701|z 0
949 |b QQ00219975|c F LAW|h 47270|j 47270|l YFIC|m SBK|s S|p 9.00|w 11|x 20160328|t 20190826|q CNV|r JAM|v 0|y 20190507|z 1
949 |b QQ00219408|c F LAW|h 48275|j 48275|l YFIC|m SBK|s S|p 16.99|w 3|x 20160322|t 20200113|q CNV|r CNV|v 1|y 20170701|z 2
949 |b QQ00220198|c F LAW|h 4A296|j 4A296|l YFIC|m SBK|s S|p 16.99|w 4|x 20160325|t 20190429|q CNV|r JAM|v 0|y 20180511|z 1
949 |b QQ00221887|c F LAW|h 4D400|j 4D400|l YFIC|m SBK|s S|p 16.99|w 1|x 20160414|t 20160930|q CNV|r CNV|v 0|y 20170701|z 0
949 |b QQ00220039|c F LAW|h 4E410|j 4E410|l YFIC|m SBK|s S|p 16.99|w 1|x 20160328|t 20160928|q CNV|r CNV|v 0|y 20170701|z 0
949 |b QQ00218911|c F LAW|h 4F434|j 4F434|l YFIC|m SBK|s S|p 16.99|w 5|x 20160322|t 20191119|q CNV|r CNV|v 0|y 20170701|z 0
949 |b QQ00221046|c F LAW|h 4H498|j 4H498|l YFIC|m SBK|s S|p 16.99|w 8|x 20160407|t 20181120|q CNV|r CNV|v 0|y 20170701|z 0
949 |b QQ00219916|c F LAW|h 4I510|j 4I510|l YFIC|m SBK|s S|p 16.99|w 14|x 20160328|t 20190917|q CNV|r CNV|v 0|y 20170701|z 1
949 |b QQ00221102|c F LAW|h 4M551|j 4M551|l YFIC|m SBK|s S|p 16.99|w 14|x 20160407|t 20190523|q CNV|r JAM|v 0|y 20190520|z 2
949 |b QQ00221154|c F LAW|h 4N555|j 4N555|l YFIC|m SBK|s S|p 16.99|w 3|x 20160427|t 20191021|q CNV|r CNV|v 0|y 20170701|z 1
949 |b QQ00218974|c ACT F LAW|h 4O563|j 4O563|l YFIC|m SBK|s S|p 16.99|w 2|x 20160322|t 20200127|q CNV|r JAM|v 1|y 20190520|z 2
949 |b QQ00219100|c F LAW|h 4U730|j 4U730|l YFIC|m SBK|s S|p 16.99|w 10|x 20160322|t 20190517|q CNV|r CNV|v 0|y 20170701|z 3
949 |b TT00009409|c F LAW|h 4U730|j 4U730|l YFIC|m SBK|s C|p 16.00|w 7|x 20160204|t 20200225|q CNV|r CNV|v 2|y 20170701|z 4
949 |b QQ00220524|c F LAW|h 4V770|j 4V770|l YFIC|m SBK|s S|p 16.99|w 0|x 20160325|t 20170701|q CNV|r CNV|v 0|y 20170701|z 0
949 |b 35192048642809|c JUV Fiction Lawrenc|h GH|j GH|l JFIC|m BK|s C|p 9.40|w 30|x 20160104|t 20200316|q CNV|r CNV|v 1|y 20170630|z 1
949 |b 35192048642817|c JUV Fiction Lawrenc|h MA|j MA|l JFIC|m BK|s S|p 9.40|w 14|x 20160104|t 20200309|q CNV|r JAM|v 4|y 20181207|z 1
949 |b 35192048642833|c JUV Fiction Lawrenc|h OH|j OH|l JFIC|m BK|s C|p 9.40|w 21|x 20160104|t 20200528|q CNV|r CNV|v 4|y 20191221|z 0
949 |b 35192048642841|c JUV Fiction Lawrenc|h RP|j RP|l JFIC|m BK|s C|p 9.40|w 18|x 20160104|t 20200528|q CNV|r CNV|v 2|y 20170630|z 2
949 |b 35192048642858|c JUV Fiction Lawrenc|h TL|j TL|l JFIC|m BK|s S|p 9.40|w 8|x 20160104|t 20190930|q CNV|r CNV|v 0|y 20170630|z 2
991 |a (6)child|a gh|a ma|a mn|a oh|a rp|a tl|b 01-04-16|c m|d a|e 8|f eng|g nyu|h 4|i 1
988 |a .o9758744|c 6|l multi|f b|s a|x 11-05-15|y 12-30-15|z 01-04-16|3 s|k gh|k ma|k mn|k oh|k rp|k tl
998 4|a LDR0905 20170611111418 NPUB |b LDR0905 20170615035545 NSCH |b LDR0905 20170611111418 NPUB