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Hobbs, Will.
New York : HarperCollins, 2001
ISBN 0060295406
Jason 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 for Pennsylvania Young Reader's Choice Awards, 2003)

SUBJECTS:     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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