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Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)
Holt Books for Young Readers
ISBN: 9780805093513288 Pages, Ages 8-12
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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.
Bo learns Eskimo along with English, helps in the cookshack, learns to polka, and rides along with Big Annie and her dog team. There's always some kind of excitement: Bo sees her first airplane, has a run-in with a bear, and meets a mysterious lost little boy.
Bo at Ballard Creek by Kirkpatrick Hill is an unforgettable story of a little girl growing up in the exhilarating time after the big Alaska gold rushes.
Scott O'Dell Award for Historical Fiction Winner, ALA Notable Children's Books, CCBC Choice (Univ. of WI), American Library Association Notable Children's Books
BO HAD TWO FATHERS and no mothers, and after she got the fathers, she got a brother too. But not in the usual way.
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