Jasper and the Riddle of Riley's Mine

Jasper and the Riddle of Riley's Mine

by Caroline Starr Rose

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ISBN-13: 9780399168116
Publisher: Penguin Young Readers Group
Publication date: 02/07/2017
Pages: 304
Sales rank: 562,158
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.40(h) x 1.20(d)
Lexile: 750L (what's this?)
Age Range: 10 Years

About the Author

Caroline Starr Rose spent her childhood in the deserts of Saudi Arabia and New Mexico, camping at the Red Sea in one and eating red chile in the other. As a girl she danced ballet, raced through books, composed poetry on an ancient typewriter, and put on magic shows in a homemade cape. She's taught both social studies and English in New Mexico, Florida, Virginia, and Louisiana. In her classroom, she worked to instill in her students a passion for books, an enthusiasm to experiment with words, and a curiosity about the past. She is the author of the critically acclaimed novels in verse May B. and Blue Birds. Caroline lives in New Mexico with her husband and two sons.

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Jasper and the Riddle of Riley's Mine 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Kimmiepoppins More than 1 year ago
A few summers ago I had the chance to visit Skagway, Alaska and learn all about the gold rush. Now having a picture in my head of this part of the past, one of my favorite things is to read historical fiction that expands and deepens my understanding of that moment in history. Jasper and the Riddle of Riley's Mine is especially delightful to read because on top of the rich history, there are strong relationships between the main characters and interesting relationships with the supporting characters. They bring another level to an already compelling story. Then to top it all off, Caroline Starr Rose adds in a mystery that will keep young readers highly engaged. Already a fan of Rose, this book highlights why she's on my must read list.
Kimmiepoppins More than 1 year ago
A few summers ago I had the chance to visit Skagway, Alaska and learn all about the gold rush. Now having a picture in my head of this part of the past, one of my favorite things is to read historical fiction that expands and deepens my understanding of that moment in history. Jasper and the Riddle of Riley's Mine is especially delightful to read because on top of the rich history, there are strong relationships between the main characters and interesting relationships with the supporting characters. They bring another level to an already compelling story. Then to top it all off, Caroline Starr Rose adds in a mystery that will keep young readers highly engaged. Already a fan of Rose, this book highlights why she's on my must read list.
MI_Reader More than 1 year ago
Full of mystery and adventure, this is a fast-paced historical fiction story that keeps you on the edge of your seat. With tons of information about the Klondike gold rush, it shares the story of Jasper and his brother Melvin who end up following the rush in their search for gold. One of the best aspects of this book is the relationship between Jasper and Mel. Through all their adventure and troubles, they stick together and trust each other like only brothers can. It amazed me at all the hardships they endured. Without giving anything away, the ending was a surprise too, and I love when book endings surprise me! I enjoyed this story and think middle-graders will especially love reading Jasper's tale. I received an ARC from the author for my honest opinion. All thoughts are my own.