DOWN THE YUKON
New York : HarperCollins,
Hawthorne lives with his two older brothers in Dawson City, a frontier
town settled by gold prospectors who came to the Klondike. He loves
Jamie Dunavent, but has no money to marry her. A swindler has just
stolen the family saw mill, leaving the Hawthorne brothers totally destitute.
Jamie, Jasonís girl, returns to Dawson City just as a great race across
Alaska to Nome has been announced. The S20,000 prize would buy back
the sawmill as well as give the young couple a stake to start their new
life together. Thus, when the race begins, they are among the 329
teams to start off down the Yukon River in a canoe. Natural and human
dangers face them at every turn. This fast-paced story will keep
you reading! (Jean Bellavance firstname.lastname@example.org
Young Reader's Choice Awards, 2003)
Nome (Alaska) -- Gold discoveries -- Fiction.
Gold mines and mining -- Fiction.
Yukon River (Yukon and Alaska) -- Fiction.
Racing -- Fiction.
Contests -- Fiction.
Voyages and travels -- Fiction.
Adventure and adventurers.
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