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Bo at Ballard Creek

It's the 1920s, and Bo was headed for an Alaska orphanage when she won the hearts of two tough gold miners who set out to raise her, enthusiastically helped by all the kind people of the nearby Eskimo village.

Bo learns Eskimo along with English, helps in the cookshack, learns to polka, and rides along with Big Annie and her dog team. There's always some kind of excitement: Bo sees her first airplane, has a run-in with a bear, and meets a mysterious lost little boy.

Here is an unforgettable story of a little girl growing up in the exhilarating time after the big Alaska gold rushes.

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"In 1924, Arvid and Jack, two blacksmiths who work in mining communities in the Alaska territory, adopt an abandoned baby girl. They name her Bo, and, when readers meet her, they will be immediately grabbed by her infectious personality....Pham's joyful illustrations match the overall exuberant mood of the story." -- Hilary Writt, School Library Journal

Product Details

Recommended Age 8 - 12
Author Kirkpatrick Hill
Illustrator LeUyen Pham
ISBN 0805093516
Publication Date Jun 18, 2013
Publisher Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)
Award Winners Scott O'Dell Award
Language English