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Bo at Iditarod Creek (Hardcover)

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By Kirkpatrick Hill, LeUyen Pham (Illustrator)
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A heartwarming tale about weathering change and what it means to be family.

Ever since five-year-old Bo can remember, she and her papas have lived in the little Alaskan mining town of Ballard Creek. Now the family must move upriver to Iditarod Creek for work at a new mine, and Bo is losing the only home she's ever known. Initially homesick, she soon realizes that there is warmth and friendship to be found everywhere . . . and what's more, her new town may hold an unexpected addition to her already unconventional family.

As with Bo at Ballard Creek, this stand-alone sequel is a story about love, inclusion, and day-to-day living in the rugged Alaskan bush of the late 1920s. Full of fascinating details, it is an unforgettable story.

About the Author

Kirkpatrick Hill lives in Fairbanks, Alaska. She was an elementary school teacher for more than thirty years, most of that time in the Alaskan bush. She has written several books for young readers, including Toughboy and Sister, Winter Camp, and the award-winning The Year of Miss Agnes. LeUyen Pham has illustrated numerous popular books for children, including Freckleface Strawberry by Julianne Moore and Grace for President by Kelly DiPucchio. She is also the author and illustrator of books such as Big Sister, Little Sister and All the Things I Love About You. She lives and works in San Francisco.

Praise For…

Praise for Bo at Ballard Creek:

* “The disarmingly forthright tone is set right at the start . . . cheerful. Like Little House in the Big Woods but . . . more rambunctious.” —The Horn Book, starred review


“It’s the simple things that thrill, and Hill, born and raised in a gold-mining Alaskan community herself, infuses her text with engaging small details, while Pham’s exuberant illustrations add playfulness to the story.” —Booklist


“Bo is an endearing Pollyanna in a parka.” —Kirkus Reviews

Product Details
ISBN: 9780805093520
ISBN-10: 0805093524
Publisher: Henry Holt & Company
Publication Date: December 9th, 2014
Pages: 288
Language: English