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It's 1897, and gold fever is sweeping the country. Twelve-year-old Hetty McKinley becomes one of thousands who braves the dangerous 500-mile trek into the Yukon in hopes of good fortune. As she travels with her father, Uncle Donall, and Donall's new friend, items begin to disappear, including her locket. Could Hetty's own uncle be the one to blame?

Combining humor with intrigue, acclaimed author Barbara Steiner takes readers on an incredible ...

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It's 1897, and gold fever is sweeping the country. Twelve-year-old Hetty McKinley becomes one of thousands who braves the dangerous 500-mile trek into the Yukon in hopes of good fortune. As she travels with her father, Uncle Donall, and Donall's new friend, items begin to disappear, including her locket. Could Hetty's own uncle be the one to blame?

Combining humor with intrigue, acclaimed author Barbara Steiner takes readers on an incredible journey by foot into the frozen north.

At the start of the Klondike gold rush of 1897, while traveling through Canada with her father, uncle and friends, twelve-year-old aspiring author Hetty tries to determine the identity of a thief.

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It is 1897 and a madness has struck the country, a madness to seek gold in the Klondike. Hetty and her father have given up their life in San Francisco to join the thousands who flocked to a very inhospitable part of the world to seek their fortune. With them are Hetty's uncle Donall, her friend Alma, Alma's mother, Mrs. Vasquez, and a single woman traveling alone called Sarah Lancaster. The journey to the Klondike in Canada is a very difficult one. "Klondikers" must have almost a ton of supplies per person and must be able to pay a sizable tax to enter Canadian territory. Hetty and her party struggle to get all their supplies over the Chilkoot Pass before winter arrives. Carrying load after load of supplies, the Klondikers inch their way up the mountainside. They deal with a blizzard, an icy path, an avalanche, illness and even death. Against this backdrop of hardship, Hetty and those who are traveling with her encounter another problem. Money is stolen and then treasured keepsakes start to disappear as well. Hetty realizes that there is a thief, or even two thieves, among them. Hetty is determined to discover who is taking their possessions. Even if we think this hunt for gold is foolishness, we cannot help but feel admiration for these adventurers. They face each crisis as a group, finding love and even laughter as they toil up the mountainside. The author has incorporated a lot of fascinating historical detail into this mystery story. We meet various characters who really did cross the Chilkoot Pass in the late 1800s, for example, the now famous writer Jack London. In addition, many of the events in the story actually happened during the Klondike gold rush. This is one of the books inthe American Girl "History Mysteries" series. 2002, Pleasant Company,
— Marya Jansen-Gruber
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Hettie and Alma are twelve-year-old friends who have made the long journey from San Francisco to Alaska, but their greatest adventure still lies ahead. The 1879 gold rush in the Yukon Territory is in full swing. The girls will travel with their families on the treacherous Chilkoot Trail, carrying all of their possessions and enough provisions to last a year. As soon as the overland journey begins, however, a series of thefts occur, ranging from Alma's mother's life savings to Hettie's beloved locket that contains the picture of her own deceased mother. To uncover the thief, Hettie and Alma are led to suspect the members of their traveling party. In this seventeenth volume of the American Girls History Mysteries, history completely overwhelms the mystery. Steiner includes a variety of colorful personalities gleaned from actual records of the period, including writer Jack London. The details of the trip are far more interesting than the detective efforts of the two girls. The Peek into the Past history section in the back hints at a greater story that readers would love to hear Steiner tell. Nevertheless the book holds its place in the series, which is geared toward the fourth- through sixth-grade crowd. The simple language, the mystery that lacks suspense, and the brightly sketched but shallow characters will not appeal to older or more sophisticated readers. Photos. Maps. Source Notes. VOYA CODES: 3Q 3P M (Readable without serious defects; Will appeal with pushing; Middle School, defined as grades 6 to 8). 2002, Pleasant Company, 165p,
— Diane Masla
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Gr 4-6-Hetty McKinley, 12, travels to the Yukon with her widower father, uncle, and friends to find their fortune at the height of the 1897 Klondike Gold Rush. Along the difficult and arduous trail through the snowy Chilkoot Pass, family members' mementos begin to disappear. Who could it be and why would someone be stealing items that only hold sentimental value? The hardship of the trip, the relationships that develop, and the lessons learned change Hetty, her friend Alma, and the other travelers as they make their way to Dawson City. Steiner has woven historical details into her scenes and characters. Many of the episodes reflect some of the writings of Jack London; in fact, the writer himself makes a cameo appearance. Hetty is by far the strongest figure in this story of struggle, intrigue, suspense, and adventure. An informative appendix complete with photos and a map of the Klondike Gold Rush gives readers a clearer idea of the trials and triumphs depicted here. This is a worthy addition to the series; interested readers can move on to Jack London's Call of the Wild for a classic description of this era.-Rita Soltan, Baldwin Public Library, Birmingham, MI Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information.
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  • ISBN-13: 9781584854883
  • Publisher: American Girl Publishing
  • Publication date: 3/15/2002
  • Series: American Girl History Mysteries Series , #17
  • Pages: 176
  • Age range: 9 - 12 Years
  • Product dimensions: 5.98 (w) x 7.98 (h) x 0.72 (d)

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