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Gold rush girl

Author: Avi
Publisher: Somerville, Massachusetts : Candlewick Press, 2020
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : Juvenile audience : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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Victoria (Tory) Blaisdell longs to live a life as adventurous and independent as that of her heroine, Jane Eyre. When Tory's father loses his job and decides to seek a share of the newly discovered gold in California, Tory stows away on the westbound ship carrying her father and younger brother, Jacob. Though San Francisco is mud-caked, frenzied, and full of wild and dangerous men, Tory quickly finds friends and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Children's stories
Action and adventure fiction
Fiction
Historical fiction
History
Juvenile works
Juvenile fiction
Material Type: Fiction, Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Avi
ISBN: 9781536206791 1536206792
OCLC Number: 1110442122
Description: 306 pages : maps ; 22 cm
Responsibility: Avi.

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Victoria (Tory) Blaisdell longs to live a life as adventurous and independent as that of her heroine, Jane Eyre. When Tory's father loses his job and decides to seek a share of the newly discovered gold in California, Tory stows away on the westbound ship carrying her father and younger brother, Jacob. Though San Francisco is mud-caked, frenzied, and full of wild and dangerous men, Tory quickly finds friends and independence - until her father leaves for the gold fields and the care of Jacob falls to her. Then Jacob vanishes, kidnapped, perhaps hidden among the hundreds of ships - called Rotten Row - that have been abandoned in the bay. If he is there, Tory must find him in a treacherous search. Tory comes close to losing everything in her quest for her own and her brother's freedom.

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Typical (wonderful) Avi

by AnchorageSchools (WorldCat user published 2020-04-24) Excellent Permalink

This is what I have come to expect from Avi—wonderful storytelling and complex characters. Tory is excited to leave dull, predictable Providence, Rhode Island for the California gold fields, but like many life events, it is an “adventure” only in hindsight, and sheer terror and misery...
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