Fool's Gold - eBook
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Vendor: Open Road Media
Publication Date: 2014
For as long as he can remember, people have warned Rudy not to play in the mines . . .
Fourteen-year-old Rudy Drummond lives with his mother and half sisters, Margot and Moira"the M and Ms"in Pyramid Hill, Californias legendary gold rush town. But Rudys got a secret: Hes terrified of dark, closed-in places. So when his best friend, Barney, and Tyler, the new kid in town, decide to explore the abandoned Pritchards Hole mine, Rudy has to come up with an excuse for why he cant go without arousing their suspicions.
He tries everything, from babysitting Margot and Moira to giving a girl named Heather horseback riding lessons. But Rudy cant stop the other boys from venturing into the forbidden mine shaftan expedition that brings back memories of being buried alive. During this summer vacation, Rudy will struggle to overcome his fears, fall in love, and become a hero as he makes life-changing discoveries about himself, his family, and his friends. A Junior Library Guild selection.
This ebook features an extended biography of Zilpha Keatley Snyder.
Zilpha Keatley Snyder (b. 1927) is a three-time Newbery Honorwinning author of adventure and fantasy novels for children. Her smart, honest, and accessible narrative style has made her books beloved by generations. When not writing, she enjoys reading and traveling. Snyder lives in Mill Valley, California.
"Plucky, resourceful Rudy is a likable protagonistand his story is as ebullient as it is adventurous." Publishers Weekly
"A fine adventure story . . . Snyders lively plot and distinctive characters provide the vehicle for a greater understanding of ones self and others. . . . A rich, varied panorama . . . Both fast paced and thought provoking." School Library Journal
"Lively and likable characters . . . Entertaining." Kirkus Reviews
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