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Gold Rush Girl

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  • Offered By: Thorndike Striving Reader
  • ISBN-10: 1432877844
  • ISBN-13: 9781432877842
  • DDC: Fic
  • Shipping Weight: 1.15 lbs ( .52 kgs)
  • 406 Pages | Hardcover
  • Published/Released April 2020

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A Newbery Medal Award-Winning Author

Victoria Blaisdell longs for independence and adventure, and she yearns to accompany her father as he sails west in search of real gold! But it is 1848, and Tory isn’t even allowed to go to school, much less travel all the way from Rhode Island to California. Determined to take control of her own destiny, Tory stows away on the ship. Though San Francisco is frenzied and full of wild and dangerous men, Tory finds freedom and friendship there. Until one day, when Father is in the gold fields, her younger brother, Jacob, is kidnapped. And so Tory is spurred on a treacherous search for him in Rotten Row, a part of San Francisco Bay crowded with hundreds of abandoned ships.

Age Range: 10-14 | Grade Level: 5-9 | Lexile Measure: NA