The Klondike Gold Rush

The Klondike Gold Rush

by Marc Taylor Nobleman, Marc Tyler Nobleman

Describes the Yukon gold rush which was the biggest and last of the great northern gold rushes of the 19th century.


Describes the Yukon gold rush which was the biggest and last of the great northern gold rushes of the 19th century.

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature
In 1896 gold was discovered in the Klondike River. That discovery triggered the last of the great northern gold rushes as tens of thousands of people from around the globe streamed into the rugged area in search of riches. Many of the prospectors arrived too late to even make a claim. Others perished along the treacherous and rugged trails and rivers that led to the Alaskan gold fields. For a very few, the gold rush resulted in untold wealth. In The Klondike Gold Rush, Marc Tyler Nobleman recreates the events leading up to and encompassing this memorable aspect of American history. Told in a vivid manner, this book hits the mark as both a fine work of history and an exciting adventure tale in its own right. In the pages of this slim volume readers will encounter the harsh realities and colorful characters that made up the Klondike Gold Rush. As with other books in the parent "We The People" series, this particular book incorporates numerous photographs and other illustrations to underscore the author's main points. In the end this book tells a compelling story in a memorable fashion. Its author is to be commended for recasting events over a century old in a way that will bring them to life for modern youngsters. 2006, Compass Point Books/Capstone Press, Ages 9 to 12.
—Greg M. Romaneck

Product Details

Capstone Press
Publication date:
We the People: Industrial America Series
Product dimensions:
7.50(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.30(d)
920L (what's this?)
Age Range:
9 - 11 Years

Meet the Author

Marc Tyler Nobleman has written books on everything from ghosts to Groundhog Day, belly flops to the Battle of the Little Bighorn, Superman to summertime activities. Besides writing books, he is also a cartoonist whose work has appeared in more than 100 magazines.
Marc Tyler Nobleman is the author of more than 50 books for young people. He writes regularly for Nickelodeon Magazine and has written for The History Channel. He is also a cartoonist whose single panels have appeared in more than 100 international publications, including the Wall Street Journal, Good Housekeeping, and Forbes. He lives with his wife and daughter in Connecticut.

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