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The Bite of the Gold Bug: A Story of the Alaskan Gold Rush, DeClements, Barthe

The Bite of the Gold Bug: A Story of the Alaskan Gold Rush

Authors: DeClements, Barthe
Series: Once Upon America
Lexile: 660
Publisher: Penguin Young Readers Group
BISAC/Subject: JUV001000, JUV013060, JUV016140
Grade: 3 - 12
ISBN: 9781101174395, Related ISBNs: 0140360816, 0670844950, 1101174390, 9780140360813, 9780670844951
Classification: Fiction
Number of pages: 64
Audience: Children/juvenile
Synopsis: It's 1898, and Bucky can't wait to get to Alaska to find gold and adventure. But the journey is hard. Bucky, Pa, and Uncle Tanner must face deadly storms, numbing cold, and the Golden Stairs—a grueling six-hour nonstop trudge up the mountainside with heavy packs on their backs. Can Bucky make it?

Bucky and his father, prospecting for gold in Alaska in 1898, must overcome storms, dangerous mountain trails, and wilderness predators before confronting the final challenge of human treachery.

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