Title: The Bite of the Gold Bug The Bite of the Gold Bug
Author: Barthe DeClements
Illustrator: Dan Andreasen
Pages: 56
Reading Level: 8-12
Star Rating: ★★★

A story of the Alaskan gold rush.

The Story.

There’s gold to be had for the claiming in Alaska – so Uncle Tanner says. Ma isn’t so sure that the cost – all they’ve saved towards a hardware store – is worth the risk. After all, just because Uncle Tanner’s found gold once doesn’t mean he can do it again. But Pa decides that he should go, and twelve year old Bucky agrees with him. What he didn’t expect was to be invited along on the trip!

Can Bucky, Pa, and Uncle Tanner survive the treacherous ascent to his Alaskan claim?

Conclusion. Simplistic but sweet.

Review © 2013 Laura Verret

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