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JACK LONDON AND THE KLONDIKE GOLD RUSH

Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Lourie
Author's First Name: 
Peter
Illustrator's First Name: 
Wendell
Illustrator's Last Name: 
Minor
Publisher: 
Macmillan (Christy Ottaviano/Holt)
Publication Month: 
March
Publication Date: 
2017
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A close look at the year London spent in the Yukon trying to make his fortune in the gold fields. The details point out the grueling nature of his time there but also the experiences that helped shape future writings (another way to make a fortune). Photographs are mixed with Minor's black and white drawings to accentuate the details of the text. A timeline covers the major events of London's entire life and the book looks back on what experiences brought London to Alaska. This book has everything, a great book for biography, a great adventure story and a close up look at a major period in American History. Edie Ching (10-14)

THE BLACKTHORN KEY

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Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Sands
Author's First Name: 
Kevin
Publisher: 
Simon & Schuster (Aladdin Mix)
Publication Date: 
2015

 Join Christopher, an apothecary apprentice in 1665, as he seeks to solve the murder of his master and bringing an evil cult to justice.

CARTWHEELING IN THUNDERSTORMS

Cartwheeling in Thunderstorms
Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Rundell
Author's First Name: 
Katherine
Publisher: 
Simon & Schuster
Publication Month: 
August
Publication Date: 
2014

Vivid prose renders Wilhelmina “Wildcat” Silver as fierce and true as the vast beauty of the Zimbabwe farm where she lives with her father. Tragedy and removal to a “land of commonsense” force her to find the strength to cartwheel "into the wind."

THE GREAT TROUBLE: A MYSTERY OF LONDON, THE BLUE DEATH, AND A BOY CALLED EEL

Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Hopkinson
Author's First Name: 
Deborah
Publisher: 
Knopf
Publication Date: 
2013

Kind-hearted “Eel” slinks through the murky Thames River and mucky streets of London in 1854 to save his brother from their evil stepfather. He also saves thousands of others when his quest helps Dr. Snow solve a medical mystery.  

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