Friday, January 2, 2015

Bo at Iditarod Creek by Kirkpatrick - OPTIONAL

Hill, Kirkpatrick Bo at Iditarod Creek, 281 p. Henry Holt (Macmillan), 2014.  $16.  $Language: PG (5 swears, period swearing); Mature Content: PG (mention of good time girls, but no explanation); Violence: G.
Its time for Bo and her Papas to move from the familiar Ballard Creek to a new situation at the dredging mine at Iditarod Creek – more isolated, new faces and a much smaller community.  But Bo is always up for meeting new people, looking out for new friends and helping anyone who crosses her path.  From convincing many others to join her in her mail-order school lessons and her worry about a boy who rarely shows his face, Bo has plenty of things to make her new life interesting.

Hill looks at life in the Alaskan wilderness in a unique, interesting way.  Some of the subject matter is a little delicate, but the material is rich in detail.  If you are going to recommend this or read this aloud to someone young, read it yourself, first.  I hope Bo’s next adventure makes it to the printed page.  

EL, MS – OPTIONAL.  Cindy, Library Teacher, MLS

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