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ALA Quick Pick for Reluctant Young Adult Readers

ALA Best Fiction for Young Adults

Notable Children's Trade Book in the Field of Social Studies (NCSS/CBC)

New York Public Library Books for the Teen Age

Junior Library Guild Selection

American Bookseller Pick of the Lists

About the Book

"Gold!" Jason shouted at the top of his lungs. "Read all about it! Gold discovered in Alaska!"

Within hours of hearing the thrilling news, fifteen-year-old Jason Hawthorn jumps a train for Seattle, stow away on a ship bound for the goldfields, and joins thousands of fellow prospectors attempting the difficult journey to the Klondike. The Dead Horse Trail, the infamous Chilkott Pass, and a five-hundred-mile trip by canoe down the Yukon River lie ahead. With help from a young writer named Jack London, Jason and his dog face moose, bears, and the terrors of a subartic winter in this bone-chilling survival story.

00-01 Tayshas High School Reading List, 01-02 Young Hoosier Book Award Masterlist (Gr 4-6), 01-02 Young Hoosier Book Award Masterlist (Gr 6-8), 01-02 William Allen White Children's Book Award Masterlist, and 01 Heartland Award for Excellence in YA Lit Finalist

Notable Children's Trade Books in the Field of Social Studies 2000, National Council for SS & Child. Book Council, 2000 Best Books for Young Adults (ALA), and 2000 Quick Picks for Young Adults (Recomm. Books for Reluctant Young Readers)

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Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780380729142
  • ISBN 10: 0380729148
  • Imprint: HarperCollins
  • On Sale: 10/03/2000
  • Pages: 240
  • List Price: 8.50 CAD
  • Ages: 8 to 12
  • BISAC1: JUVENILE FICTION / Action & Adventure / General
  • BISAC2: JUVENILE FICTION / Boys & Men
  • BISAC3: JUVENILE FICTION / Historical / United States / 19th Century

Jason's Gold by Will Hobbs

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