Gold Rush Girl

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Gold Rush Girl
Written by Avi
Format: Hardback
ISBN-10: 1536206792
ISBN-13: 9781536206791
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Gold Rush Girl

author: Avi

Victoria Blaisdell longs for independence and adventure, and she yearns to accompany her father as he sails west in search of real gold! But it is 1848, and Tory isn’t even allowed to go to school, much less travel all the way from Rhode Island to California. Determined to take control of her own destiny, Tory stows away on the ship. Though San Francisco is frenzied and full of wild and dangerous men, Tory finds freedom and friendship there. Until one day, when Father is in the gold fields, her younger brother, Jacob, is kidnapped. And so Tory is spurred on a treacherous search for him in Rotten Row, a part of San Francisco Bay crowded with hundreds of abandoned ships. Beloved storyteller Avi is at the top of his form as he ushers us back to an extraordinary time of hope and risk, brought to life by a heroine readers will cheer for. Spot-on details and high suspense make this a vivid, absorbing historical adventure.

Newbery Medalist Avi brings us mud-caked, tent-filled San Francisco in 1848 with a willful heroine who goes on an unintended — and perilous — adventure to save her brother.
suggested retail price (U.S./CAN):
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isbn-10/isbn-13:
1536206792 /  9781536206791
on sale date:
03/2020
type/format:
Middle-grade Novel / Hardback
age range:
10 yrs - 14 yrs
# of pages/size:
320 / 5 1/2" x 8 1/4"
grade range:
Grade 5 - Grade 9
 
subjects:
Action & Adventure; Family; Historical;
author’s comments:
Avi is one of the most celebrated authors writing for children today, having received two Boston Globe-Horn Book Awards, a Scott O’Dell Award for Historical Fiction, a Christopher Award, a Newbery Medal, and two Newbery Honors. He lives in Colorado.
 
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