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Bo at Ballard Creek

Hill, Kirkpatrick

(Book - 2013)
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
Bo at Ballard Creek
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"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"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York :, Henry Holt and Company,, 2013
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 0805093516
9780805093513
Branch Call Number: j HILL 2013
Characteristics: 278 pages :,illustrations ;,22 cm
Additional Contributors: Pham, LeUyen Illustrator

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(Gr 3-6) "It's the 1920s, and Bo was headed for an Alaska orphanage when she won the hearts of two tough gold miners (Papa Jack and Papa Arvid) who set out to raise her, enthusiastically helped by all the kind people of the nearby Eskimo village"-- Provided by publisher.


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Just won the 2014 Scott O'Dell Award for Historical Fiction.

"Fans of slice-of-life historical fiction will love this cosy, engaging story set in 1920s Alaska. Abandoned by her mother years ago, 5-year-old tomboy Bo lives happily with her adopted papas in Ballard Creek, a close, caring community made up of gold miners and native Inuits. Though Bo's life is full of hard work (endless chores, sluicing dirt for gold), it's also got plenty of thrills (being chased by a bear, seeing a plane for the first time). Readers will be fascinated by the diverse characters, authentic details, and expressive illustrations in this endearingly simple tale. If you like Laura Ingalls Wilder's Little House books, you should definitely check out Bo at Ballard Creek." Kids' Books September 2013 newsletter http://www.nextreads.com/Display2.aspx?SID=5acc8fc1-4e91-4ebe-906d-f8fc5e82a8e0&N=682584

Jul 10, 2013
  • JCLBrownM rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

This book is reminiscent of the Little House books with loving details of family and community life in Alaska in the 1920's.

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