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Children's LiteratureDavey 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.