By Nancy Bjornson

Jesse Didn’t Know the Dangers…

The plane’s rough landing at Duluth was just the beginning of Jesse’s Christmas vacation adventures while visiting his cousin Cash. The first time Jesse and Cash took the sled dogs Bongo and Bruno out for a run, they came across a trapped fisher. Trapping was illegal on the island. Then they saw the pickup truck in the driveway of an empty house.

“Something weird is going on,” Cash whispered to Jesse.

The next day the truck was gone, but the boys noticed tire tracks into the woods. “Looks like there are two people involved here,” Cash noted. “One of them is carrying something heavy.”

Join Jesse and Cash as they unravel this mystery and come face-to-face with the illegal trappers.

Bonus Fun Facts at the end of the book.

Find out more about Bad River Reservation, beaver, broomball, Chequamegon-Nicollet National Forest, Chippewa (Ojibwa) spirits, fisher, ice caves,Isle Royale, Madeline Island, maple syrup, megis shell, Port of Duluth, Chippewa (Ojibwa) Indians.


I liked the campfire on New Year’s Eve. I liked the game of broomball, and I was sad when Zoey got hurt. I liked the end. I think the whole town should read this book; that’s how much I liked it. Amy, nine years old

Chapter Titles

  1. Cash and Family
  2. Madeline Island
  3. Bongo and Bruno
  4. Trapped!
  5. Broomball
  6. Basketball
  7. Ruby
  8. Stormy Weather
  9. God’s Eye and Dreamcatchers
  10. The Capture
  11. The Last Sled Ride
  12. New Year’s Eve
  13. Going Home

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