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Jack London and the Klondike Gold Rush

Age 8-11
Grade 3-4

Peter Lourie, Wendell Minor

Jack London and the Klondike Gold Rush

Paperback (Square Fish Jan. 1, 2022) , Reprint edition

Here is a compelling middle grade nonfiction tale of how one classic writer drew upon a rugged life of adventure to create works of literature, punctuated by stunning black-and-white art by Wendell Minor and illustrative photographic material.

Swept up in the Gold Rush of 1897, young Jack London headed north to strike it rich in the Klondike and discovered something more precious than gold―the seeds of the stories that would flower into his classic novels The Call of the Wild and White Fang, and timeless short stories such as "To Build A Fire." This gripping tale follows London as he treks up the ruthless Chilkoot Trail, braves the lethal Whitehorse Rapids, survives a bad case of scurvy, and conquers many more dangers of the Yukon during his quest for gold.

A Christy Ottaviano Book

A Junior Library Guild Selection

"The numerous archival photos add a greater perspective of the time. Copious back matter, including information on First Nations of the area, provides more facts about London’s journey. Rich in details for social studies and language arts." ―Booklist, starred review

"Lourie’s captivating tale of the grueling experiences behind London’s crystalline prose testifies to his endurance." ―Publishers Weekly

1250294460 / 9781250294463
17.6 oz.
6.0 x 9.0 in.