Thursday, June 25, 2009

Gold Rush Kid by Mary Waldorf

Waldorf, Mary Gold Rush Kid, 232 p. Clarion, 2008. Billy, 12and his sister Edna, 16, have headed to Alaska to find their father, who left the family months ago when he went in search of gold. The journey has hard enough, but now stuck with Pa in the gold fields. Billy has grit and determination and not-too-small of a streak of luck and he manages to find his own strike, which causes tension within the family. I was surprised how much I really liked Billy and his adventures. This would be a good one hand to a teacher for a possible classroom novel. EL, MS – ADVISABLE. Cindy, Library-Teacher.

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