Source:Roaring Brook Press, Volume 1st American, New York, p.204 (2010)
Call Number:Cubb Curr PR6119 .E32 R48 2010
Keywords:Alaska--History--20th century--Fiction, Arctic regions--Fiction, Arctic regions--Juvenile fiction, Decision making--Fiction, Fathers--Death--Fiction, Fathers--Death--Juvenile fiction, Fourteen-year-old boys--Fiction, Goldrush--Alaska--Fiction, Guns--Fiction, Historical fiction, Ordnance--Juvenile fiction, Revenge--Fiction, Revenge--Juvenile fiction, Revolvers--Fiction, Teenage boys--Decision-making--Fiction, Teens (20th century)--Fiction, Vacation homes--Fiction, Young adult fiction
Summary: Finland, 1910: Fifteen-year-old Sig is shocked to see a hole in the frozen lake outside his family's cabin and to find his father's corpse nearby. Why did Einar steer his dog sled across the lake instead of taking the safer land route? Sig's sister and stepmother go for help, leaving Sig alone with Einar's body in the cabin. Soon after, an armed stranger barges in, demanding a share of Einar's stolen gold from when the two men knew each other during the Alaska Gold Rush.
Lexile measure 890; Ages 10 and up; Adventure, Historical fiction