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Embracing the elephant

Author: Lori Hart Beninger
Publisher: Portland, Oregon : Bookbaby, ©2012.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Fiction : English : 1st editionView all editions and formats
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There will be hunger and there will be cold. You will encounter wild animals and wilder men. In this rugged terrain, the slightest misstep could mean injury or death to either of us. Undeterred by the most dire warnings, in 1848 eleven-year-old Guinevere Walker embarks on a perilous journey to reunite with her widowed father. From her home in Boston she sails to Rio de Janeiro, around Cape Horn, to the rudimentary  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Fiction
Historical fiction
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Beninger, Lori Hart.
Embracing the Elephant.
Cork : BookBaby, ©2012
Material Type: Document, Fiction, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Lori Hart Beninger
ISBN: 9780985689728 0985689722
OCLC Number: 826135178
Description: 1 online resource
Responsibility: Lori Hart Beninger.

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There will be hunger and there will be cold. You will encounter wild animals and wilder men. In this rugged terrain, the slightest misstep could mean injury or death to either of us. Undeterred by the most dire warnings, in 1848 eleven-year-old Guinevere Walker embarks on a perilous journey to reunite with her widowed father. From her home in Boston she sails to Rio de Janeiro, around Cape Horn, to the rudimentary town of San Francisco -- ultimately arriving at the California mountain range called the Sierra Nevada, known for both its beauty and brutality. As Guine and her father struggle to forge a new relationship, they confront the most massive human migration the world has ever known: the California Gold Rush. Hundreds of thousands of fortune hunters from around the globe flood into the burgeoning territory to See the Elephant to experience a great adventure, dig for a golden fortune, face the harshest realities, and search for their own personal truths. Embracing the Elephant is a powerful story about one child coming of age at precisely the moment a nation enters its own new age. It is a tale of fierce determination, resilience, discovery, and best of all: hope.

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