Monday, November 17, 2014

Call of the Klondike by David Meissner-ESSENTIAL

Meissner, David and Richarson, Kim, Call of the Klondike. Pgs. 107. Calkins Creek, 2014. $16.95. INFORMATION.

When gold arrives in Seattle, thousand of men rush to get to the Klondike goldfields. The journey is risky and prospectors must haul a year’s worth of supplies over 500 miles of treacherous lakes and rivers to reach their destination in Canada. Two prospectors, Will Stanley Pearce and Marshall Bond, want to join the rush, but will they survive and strike it rich?

A tense, action-packed, true adventure told through amazing historical photos, letters, diary entries, and newspaper articles. This book is wonderfully laid out and draws the reader in with ease while excellently covering a period of history. To top off this book’s awesomeness, this book also includes further multimedia sources for more information and a bibliography. Ideal for use in achieving common core goals, this book will appeal not only to reluctant readers, but adventure and non-fiction fans as well. Recommended for all libraries. MS, HS. ESSENTIAL. Reviewer: Kira Moody, Youth Services Librarian, WHI Public Library

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