Mystery at Chilkoot Pass - eBook
Mystery at Chilkoot Pass - eBook  -     By: Barbara Steiner
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Format: DRM Protected ePub
Vendor: Open Road Media
Publication Date: 2014
ISBN: 9781497646551
ISBN-13: 9781497646551
Ages: 9-12
Series: Mysteries through History

Publisher's Description

Gold fever sweeps the country as a twelve-year-old aspiring writer travels to the Yukon with her family and best friend, fighting natural disasters and a clever thief

After traveling from San Francisco by steam ship, Hetty McKinley, her best friend, Alma, and their families prepare for the five-hundred-mile trek north to the gold fields of the Yukon. It’s only September, but the Arctic Circle is already frigid.
 
As the two families, along with hundreds of other prospectors, camp out for the night near the outpost of Dyea, Hetty catches a glimpse of the legendary Chilkoot Pass, the narrow gap through which they’ll cross Alaska into Canada. But the next morning, Alma’s mother discovers that all their money is gone! A few days later, Hetty’s cherished locket, containing a photograph of her dead mother, disappears.
 
More thefts soon follow, but these are the least of their problems. Soon, the group is battling typhoid, blizzards, and a terrifying avalanche. Will Hetty and her family and friends survive their journey to the top of the world?
 
This ebook includes a historical afterword. 

Author Bio

Barbara Steiner (1934–2014) was an acclaimed author known for her books for children and young adults. Steiner authored over seventy titles, including picture books, early chapter books, mysteries, young adult thrillers, historical novels, and romances. In her lifetime, Steiner visited more than ninety-four countries and all seven continents, and many of her books were inspired by her travels. She lived in Boulder with her family until her death in January 2014.

Editorial Reviews

"Steiner’s adventure mystery is a real page-turner and a good addition to the History Mysteries series. She captures all the drama and danger of the Klondikers’ trek and infuses it with just the right amount of historical details to give readers a satisfying, action-filled story." —Booklist
 
"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." —Children’s Literature
 
"Steiner includes a variety of colorful personalities gleaned from actual records of the period, including writer Jack London." —Voice of Youth Advocates (VOYA)
 
"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." —School Library Journal

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