Gold Rush Orphan
Sandy Francis DuncanISBN: 1553800125;
Book DescriptionIn Gold Rush Orphan, Sandy Frances Duncan has woven a fascinating tale of hardship and adventure based on her grandfather's gold rush journal entries of his 1898 trip to the Klondike. The arduous trek to the goldfields comes alive in the fictionalized story of Jeremy Britain, a young teen who joins James Fraser and his companions to search for the gold that would make their fortunes. It is a never-to-be-forgotten trip as Jeremy and the men struggle to care for the horses and dogs carryingthe crew's supplies through deep snow and freezing temperatures. Once spring breakup arrives, there is the new challenge of navigating the swollen rivers on home-made rafts and boats. When Jeremy's group unexpectedly veers away from the usual route to Dawson and the Klondike to venture into uncharted lands, Jeremy begins furiously panning the streams they cross as they follow a mysterious account that promises the motherlode.
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