Bo at Ballard Creek (Prebound)
It's the 1920s, and Bo was headed for an Alaska orphanage when she won the hearts of two tough gold miners who set out to raise her, enthusiastically helped by all the kind people of the nearby Eskimo village.
Bo learns Eskimo along with English, helps in the cookshack, learns to polka, and rides along with Big Annie and her dog team. There's always some kind of excitement: Bo sees her first airplane, has a run-in with a bear, and meets a mysterious lost little boy.
"Bo at Ballard Creek "by Kirkpatrick Hill is an unforgettable story of a little girl growing up in the exhilarating time after the big Alaska gold rushes.
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 with her artist husband, Alex Puvilland, and her sons Leo and Adrien.