Call of the Klondike

Call of the Klondike

A True Gold Rush Adventure

eBook - 2016
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As thousands head north in search of gold, Marshall Bond and Stanley Pearce join them, booking passage on a steamship bound for the Klondike goldfields. The journey is life threatening, but the two friends make it to Dawson City, in Canada, build a cabin, and meet Jack London-all the while searching for the ultimate reward: gold! A riveting, true, action-packed adventure, with their telegrams, diaries, and letters, as well as newspaper articles and photographs. An author's note, timeline, bibliography, and further resources encourage readers to dig deeper into the Gold Rush era. Call of the Klondike has been awarded the 2014 Golden Kite Award for Nonfiction.
Publisher: [United States] : Boyds Mills Press : Made available through hoopla, 2016
ISBN: 9781629797847
Branch Call Number: eBook hoopla
Characteristics: 1 online resource


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May 24, 2018

An easy-to-read book that chronicles an attempt to strike it rich in the Yukon by two young men from well-to-do families. By acting quickly and having ready access to (family) capital, these two young men made it to Dawson before most of the other stampeders. The account is heavily based on actual diary entries and letters written home. A refreshingly level-headed account of what is was like to arrive in Dawson City just before it became a complete human zoo. Well written and generously illustrated with large pictures.

Stanley Pearce and Marshall Bond were in Seattle when the first gold from the Klondike Gold Rush arrived. Within a week, they were on their way north, hoping to make their fortunes. Their story is told partly through their letters home and Marshall Bond’s diary. Illus. with period photos.


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May 24, 2018

bbennett27 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 12 and 99


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