City of Gold

by Will Hobbs

On Sale: 07/14/2020

City of Gold

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City of Gold

by Will Hobbs

On Sale: 07/14/2020


About the Book

Rich in adventure, history, and humor, an odyssey set in the twilight of the Wild West spun by Will Hobbs

Weeks after arriving in Colorado to start a new farm, the Hollowell family is looking at disaster when fifteen-year-old Owen witnesses the theft of their mules. Learning that Hercules and Peaches will likely be sold to the mines, Owen sets out to track the rustler over the mountains. It’s all Ma can do to hold back little brother Till, who’s more than a handful.

The outlaw’s trail leads to Telluride, the turbulent “City of Gold.” Owen gets help from a resourceful girl named Molly and dubious assistance from Till, who shows up on the train from Durango.

Telluride’s notorious marshal finally takes an interest when he identifies the rustler as one of Butch Cassidy’s Wild Bunch. The lawman leads Owen and Till on horseback into the canyon country and all the way to Robbers Roost.

For readers who love adventure and humor, Will Hobbs delivers a stirring tale of two brothers who risk it all to recover their mules and secure their future.

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Critical Praise

"Hobbs weaves a tale that will transport readers back in time and never let them get bored. A Western romp with anchors in history and geography that will leave readers anxious to explore more." - Kirkus Reviews

"Fast-paced, suspenseful chapters will have readers flipping pages. Fans of historical fiction and adventure will find much to love here." - Booklist

"Want a story about the real wild West as only Will Hobbs can tell it? Will knows Colorado, knows the land, knows the people, knows the history, and knows the mules. He also knows about mining for gold, gun-toting sheriffs, and Butch Cassidy’s Wild Bunch. You can find it all in City of Gold, a non-stop adventure . . . an exciting tale of yesterday, for today." - Newbery Award-winning author, Avi


Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780061708817
  • ISBN 10: 006170881X
  • Imprint: HarperCollins
  • On Sale: 07/14/2020
  • Pages: 256
  • List Price:21.00 CAD
  • BISAC1 : JUVENILE FICTION / Action & Adventure / Survival Stories
  • BISAC2 : JUVENILE FICTION / Family / Siblings
  • BISAC3 : JUVENILE FICTION / Historical / United States / 19th Century

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