The Klondike Gold Rush (First Books--Western U.S. History)

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9780531159095: The Klondike Gold Rush (First Books--Western U.S. History)

Describes the adventures of those who flocked to the Klondike after gold was discovered there in 1896.

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Gr 3-6-Succinct and easy to read, The Klondike Gold Rush opts for a direct narrative approach to this exciting period. From the early discovery of gold by George Carmack and his two Native American brothers-in-law, through the frenzy and into its aftermath, Shepherd investigates both the hardships and triumphs of the miners. The clear narrative details mining procedures, the difficulty of traveling to the mining fields, the shocking monetary inflation that accompanied the rush, and even the miners' homesickness and unexpected tenderness toward and delight in the few children who lived in the camps and town. The author also notes the many money-making opportunities-such as laundries and bathhouses-that arose due to the primitive conditions in which the miners generally lived, as well as the prominent role the Canadian Mounties played in maintaining order in Dawson City, the hub of much activity. Period photographs give additional insight into the hardness of life during this period. Though the list for further reading is quite brief, Shepherd's list of related Web sites is a definite plus for computer-savvy readers. Short enough to appeal to reluctant researchers and long enough to provide a basic grasp of the events, the book succeeds admirably.-Coop Renner, Coldwell Elementary-Intermediate School, El Paso, TX

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