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Summary:

Desperate to get away from their drunkard of a father, eleven-year-old Jasper and his older brother Melvin often talk of running away, of heading north to Alaska to chase riches beyond their wildest dreams. The Klondike Gold Rush is calling, and Melvin has finally decided the time to go is now--even if that means leaving Jasper behind. But Jasper has other plans, and follows his brother aboard a steamer as a stowaway. Onboard the ship, Jasper overhears a rumor about One-Eyed Riley, an old coot who's long since gone, but is said to have left clues to the location of his stake, which still has plenty of gold left. The first person to unravel the clues and find the mine can stake the claim and become filthy rich. Jasper is quick to catch gold fever and knows he and Melvin can find the mine--all they have to do is survive the rough Alaskan terrain, along with the steep competition from the unscrupulous and dangerous people they encounter along the way.--
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Circulation Modifier Age Hold Protection Active/Create Date Status Due Date
Hood River County Library J FIC ROSE (Text) 33892100466029 Children's Fiction Book None 06/23/2017 Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780399168116
  • Physical Description: 273 pages ; 22 cm.
  • Publisher: New York, NY : G.P. Putnam's Sons, [2017]

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General Note:
Includes historical note.
Summary, etc.:
Desperate to get away from their drunkard of a father, eleven-year-old Jasper and his older brother Melvin often talk of running away, of heading north to Alaska to chase riches beyond their wildest dreams. The Klondike Gold Rush is calling, and Melvin has finally decided the time to go is now--even if that means leaving Jasper behind. But Jasper has other plans, and follows his brother aboard a steamer as a stowaway. Onboard the ship, Jasper overhears a rumor about One-Eyed Riley, an old coot who's long since gone, but is said to have left clues to the location of his stake, which still has plenty of gold left. The first person to unravel the clues and find the mine can stake the claim and become filthy rich. Jasper is quick to catch gold fever and knows he and Melvin can find the mine--all they have to do is survive the rough Alaskan terrain, along with the steep competition from the unscrupulous and dangerous people they encounter along the way.--
Target Audience Note:
750L Lexile
Study Program Information Note:
Accelerated Reader AR MG 4.6 9 187727.
Subject: Adventure stories
Brothers > Juvenile fiction
Missing persons > Juvenile fiction
Gold mines and mining > Juvenile fiction.
Fathers and sons > Juvenile fiction
Adventure and adventurers > Fiction
Brothers > Fiction
Runaways > Fiction.
Klondike River Valley (Yukon) > Gold discoveries > Juvenile fiction.
Alaska > History > 19th century > Juvenile fiction.
Genre: Historical fiction

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