Bo At Ballard Creek

Bo At Ballard Creek

Paperback - 2014
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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.

Publisher: New York : Square Fish, 2014
ISBN: 9781250044259


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Bo's life takes a turn for the exciting when she is adopted by two gold miners and moves to their camp near an Eskimo village in Alaska. Part of a series.

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Just won the 2014 Scott O'Dell Award for Historical Fiction.

ChristchurchLib Sep 24, 2013

"Fans of slice-of-life historical fiction will love this cosy, engaging story set in 1920s Alaska. Abandoned by her mother years ago, 5-year-old tomboy Bo lives happily with her adopted papas in Ballard Creek, a close, caring community made up of gold miners and native Inuits. Though Bo's life is full of hard work (endless chores, sluicing dirt for gold), it's also got plenty of thrills (being chased by a bear, seeing a plane for the first time). Readers will be fascinated by the diverse characters, authentic details, and expressive illustrations in this endearingly simple tale. If you like Laura Ingalls Wilder's Little House books, you should definitely check out Bo at Ballard Creek." Kids' Books September 2013 newsletter

JCLBrownM Jul 10, 2013

This book is reminiscent of the Little House books with loving details of family and community life in Alaska in the 1920's.


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