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This is a gripping story of a young girl's adventure following her mother's death, as she travels with her grandfather in pursuit of gold from Victorian England in 1898 to the gold rush in Klondike, north west Canada. Combining both fact and fiction with seamless aplomb the sights and sounds of the journey and the hardships they face push them to very limit of human endurance and change them forever. It a story that will linger in your thoughts long after you've turned the last page.
Ida’s mother has died, leaving her in the charge of her beloved Fa - only it seems like Ida’s the one who does most of the caring. When Fa decides to travel to the Klondike in search of gold, leaving a bewildered Ida in the care of her Grandmama, Ida is determined to find a way to escape and go with him. The sights and sounds of the journey and the hardships they face push them to very limit of human endurance - and change them forever.
|Publication date:||1st March 2013|
|Publisher:||Catnip Publishing Ltd|
|Suitable for:||11+ readers, 9+ readers|
Pippa Goodhart completed a history degree and then trained as an infant teacher before taking on a job at Heffers Children’s Bookshop in Cambridge where she worked for five years, latterly as a manager. Moving to Leicester when she married, she began to work as a publisher’s reader and to teach, but began writing when her children were little. Her first book was published in 1994 and over forty more have been published since then. She teaches writing to adults and works as a consultant. She has three daughters and a husband who all help her writing ...More About Pippa Goodhart