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CARIBOO RUNAWAY. --- Elva Parkhurst & brother in 1858-1864 British Columbia Canadian Frontier, GOLD in the Cariboo, TRUE hazardous adventure journey & search, Barkerville.

Duncan, Sandy Frances

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ISBN 10: 0887680704 / ISBN 13: 9780887680700
Published by Burns & MacEachern Limited., Don Mills, Ontario, Canada., 1976
Used Condition: VERY GOOD Minus Soft cover
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119 pages. Author was born & raised in Vancouver, the granddaughter of a former Gold Commissioner of the 1898 period; >>> Canadian Biography; >> "Back in 1858 when Elva Parkhurst was only seven years old her father left his family in Victoria, British Columbia to search for GOLD in the Cariboo. For six long years, the Parkhurst famiiy anxiously awaited his return in vain. Convinced he was still alive, Elva decided to go in search of him. With determination as her sole companion, 13 Year Old ELVA sets off on her hazardous journey, leaving Victoria disguised as a BOY; Soon, however, she has another companion - her young brother has caught up with hr. Travelling by ship, mule, and Oxen team, but mainly on foot, the children reach Barkerville, only to be confronted by new crises. This gripping adventure story with its carefully researched, handsome illustrations will fascinate young people in all parts of Canada." >>> Chapters; the Runaway, the Stowaway, Upstream to Fort Langley, Gateway to the Goldfields, Murder?, Redbeard, another Death, the Accident, in the Indian Villiage, Readbeard again, Road runs out, ah Sung, Father?, Elva gets a job, strangers on Horseback, Trickery, Hostage; >> RARE Title; >> minor 1/2" x 1-1/2" School Rubber stamp on front endpage; Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 8667-1

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Title: CARIBOO RUNAWAY. --- Elva Parkhurst & ...

Publisher: Burns & MacEachern Limited., Don Mills, Ontario, Canada.

Publication Date: 1976

Binding: Soft Cover

Illustrator: Karen Muntean Cover & Interior Illustrations

Book Condition:VERY GOOD Minus

Edition: PBO (Paperback Original) True First Ed..

Book Type: Trade Paperback.

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