Lost in the Woods
In September 2013, 72-year-old Gene Penaflor was hunting for deer in California's Mendocino National Forest when he fell onto rocky terrain and was knocked unconscious. When he awoke, the hunter was disoriented and lost. Days went by but rescuers did not come. To survive, Gene ate squirrels, frogs, and lizards. He kept himself warm in the subfreezing temperatures by building small fires and covering himself with leaves and grass. Would help arrive before he starved or froze to death? Lost in the Woods is a heart-stopping collection of true stories that dramatically describe what it's like to be lost and forced to survive in the woods. Captivating, first-person accounts of survivors include a woman who survived for almost two months with barely any food after her van got stuck in the mud and three girls who scrambled for ways to help rescuers find them after they got lost in the Florida woods. The book also includes general information about the world's forests and woods and the incredible plants and animals that inhabit them. Large color photos, maps, and fact boxes enrich the exciting survival tales. Written in a narrative format, this book is sure to keep readers on the edge of their seats.