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Bo at Iditarod Creek

Bo at Iditarod Creek

Kirkpatrick Hill; Illustrations by LeUyen Pham

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Ever since five-year-old Bo can remember, she and her papas have lived in the little Alaskan mining town of Ballard Creek. Now the family must move upriver to Iditarod Creek for work at a new mine, and Bo is losing the only home she's ever known. Initially homesick, she soon realizes that there is warmth and friendship to be found everywhere . . . and what's more, her new town may hold an unexpected addition to her already unconventional family.

As with Bo at Ballard Creek, this stand-alone sequel from Kirkpatrick Hill is a story about love, inclusion, and day-to-day living in the rugged Alaskan bush of the late 1920s. Full of fascinating details, it is an unforgettable story.

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CHAPTER ONE

THE PAPAS



BO'S PAPAS were Jack Jackson and Arvid Ivorsen. She didn't have a mama.

Bo started out with a mama, of course. Everyone does.

Hers was Mean Milly—not a nice motherly sort of person...

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Praise for Bo at Iditarod Creek

“This sequel to the Scott O'Dell award-winning Bo at Ballard Creek finds Bo, younger brother Graf, and their papas leaving one Alaska mining town for another . . . this episodic novel is filled with local color.” —Booklist, STARRED REVIEW

“This series is a good historical fiction alternative to the "Little House on the Prairie" books, with updated understandings of race, gender, and family.” —School Library Journal

“Illustrated with robust spot art and lightly but effectively plotted, this second book about Bo has all the virtues of the first: humor, good nature, and characters and situations that are colorful without ever becoming picturesque.” —The Horn Book

“The disarmingly forthright tone is set right at the start . . . cheerful. Like Little House in the Big Woods but . . . more rambunctious.” —The Horn Book, starred review on Bo at Ballard Creek

“It's the simple things that thrill, and Hill, born and raised in a gold-mining Alaskan community herself, infuses her text with engaging small details, while Pham's exuberant illustrations add playfulness to the story.” —Booklist on Bo at Ballard Creek

“Bo is an endearing Pollyanna in a parka.” —Kirkus Reviews on Bo at Ballard Creek

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About the author

Kirkpatrick Hill; Illustrations by LeUyen Pham

Kirkpatrick Hill lives in Fairbanks, Alaska. She was an elementary school teacher for more than thirty years, most of that time in the Alaskan bush. She has written several books for young readers, including Toughboy and Sister, Winter Camp, and the award-winning The Year of Miss Agnes.

LeUyen Pham has illustrated numerous popular books for children, including Bo at Ballard Creek and The Boy Who Loved Math: The Improbable Life of Paul Erdös by Deborah Heiligman. She lives in San Francisco.

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