Adventure in Gold Town [NOOK Book]

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The trip down the Yukon River from Lake Bennett to Dawson City is exciting and dangerous, but Davey's adventures don't end once he arrives at the bustling mining town. Dawson is overrun with sad-looking, abandoned dogs Davey longs to help, but what can a twelve-year-old boy do? And how will he ever find his uncle Walt among the thousands of people who have flocked to the Klondike in search of gold? Even more important, what will happen to him ...
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Adventure in Gold Town

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The trip down the Yukon River from Lake Bennett to Dawson City is exciting and dangerous, but Davey's adventures don't end once he arrives at the bustling mining town. Dawson is overrun with sad-looking, abandoned dogs Davey longs to help, but what can a twelve-year-old boy do? And how will he ever find his uncle Walt among the thousands of people who have flocked to the Klondike in search of gold? Even more important, what will happen to him if he can't?

But Davey's problems are forgotten when fire threatens to destroy the town. Will Dawson survive? And will Davey find what he's looking for among the ashes?
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Davey is anxiously waiting for the ice to break up. Until this happens he and his friends cannot finish their long journey from Seattle to Dawson City in the Klondike. Before they can get to Dawson City, however, Davey, Erik, and Big Al have to travel on the Yukon River. There are many perils to face on the river and when the ice finally does break up, it is a journey that tries the courage and endurance of all three of the adventurers. Once they reach Dawson City, Davey realizes that it is going to be very hard for him to find his Uncle Walt, the reason why he made the journey from Seattle in the first place. Orphaned not long ago, Davey is desperate to find his mother's brother, to have some kind of family in his life. Dawson City is a large boom town, full of men seeking their fortunes in the Klondike gold fields. How is Davey going to find one man among so many thousands? Is Uncle Walt here at all? Superbly researched, Deborah Hopkinson, has created a wonderful concluding volume for her "Klondike Kid" trilogy. Drawing on true Klondike stories and incorporating real characters Hopkinson's tale is exciting, interesting, and inspiring. 2004, Simon and Schuster, Ages 6 to 9.
—Marya Jansen-Gruber
School Library Journal
Gr 3-5-In this final installment in the trilogy, orphaned Davey, 11, continues his search for his uncle, his only relative. As this book opens, he is anxious for the ice to melt so that he and Big Al can make the trip down the Yukon River. Following a successful journey, they set up shop in Dawson City, with Davey selling sourdough pancakes and starting a dog pound for the numerous strays around. The book's brevity, large type, and quick action will appeal to older reluctant readers. However, they will need some background about the Alaska Gold Rush. The major event of a fire sweeping through Dawson City pales in comparison to the reunion between boy and his uncle. Things tie up a bit too neatly, and characters and relationships established in the first book are not developed in the third. Add this book to complete the trilogy, and not as a single-item purchase.-Sharon R. Pearce, Chippewa Elementary School, Bensenville, IL Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781439113660
  • Publisher: Aladdin
  • Publication date: 5/11/2010
  • Series: Ready-for-Chapters
  • Sold by: SIMON & SCHUSTER
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 96
  • Sales rank: 1,196,009
  • Age range: 6 - 8 Years
  • File size: 3 MB

Meet the Author

Deborah Hopkinson

Deborah Hopkinson is the author of numerous award-winning children's books, including Sweet Clara and the Freedom Quilt, winner of the International Reading Association Award, Girl Wonder, winner of the Great Lakes Book Award, and Apples to Oregon, a Junior Library Guild Selection. She received the 2003 Washington State Book Award for Under the Quilt for the Night. She lives in Oregon. Visit her on the Web at www.deborahhopkinson.com.
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