William Durbin


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  1. Dead Man's Rapids

    Dead Man's Rapids

    Written by William Durbin and Barbara Durbin

    University of Minnesota Press

    When 13-year-old Ben Ward left school to work with his Pa in a logging camp, a winter of peeling potatoes and setting tables wasn't the adventure he had in mind. Still, come spring, he signs up for the log drive with his friend... Learn More
    Published: 11th April 2017
    Hardback | £13.99
    Paperback | £7.99
  2. Blackwater Ben

    Blackwater Ben

    By William Durbin

    Series Fesler-Lampert Minnesota Heritage

    University of Minnesota Press

    According to thirteen-year-old Ben Ward's father, lumberjacks look forward to two things: mealtime and springtime. In the winter of 1898, Ben leaves school for a job as a cook's assistant to his father at the Blackwater Logging... Learn More
    Published: 1st January 2014
    Paperback | £7.99
  3. Song of Sampo Lake
    For fifteen-year-old Matti Ojala and his family, Finnish immigrants in Minnesota in 1900, starting a new life in America is both a hardship and an opportunity. After a tragic mining accident kills their beloved uncle, the family... Learn More
    Published: 14th February 2011
    Paperback | £9.99