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  • Into the Firestorm: A Novel of San Francisco, 1906by Deborah Hopkinson

    Random House Children's Books 2008; US$ 6.99

    ?I believe I can just see you on the streets of that bright city.? Gran?s gone now, but her words live on with Nicholas Dray, almost twelve, as he makes his way from the hot cotton fields to that Queen of Cities: San Francisco. Nick?s on his own for the first time, with nowhere to turn. Then he meets jaunty, talkative Pat Patterson, owner of the... more...

  • The Great Troubleby Deborah Hopkinson

    Random House Children's Books 2013; US$ 7.99

    ?A delightful combination of race-against-the-clock medical mystery and outwit-the-bad-guys adventure.? ? Publishers Weekly, Starred   Eel has troubles of his own: As an orphan and a ?mudlark,? he spends his days in the filthy River Thames, searching for bits of things to sell. He?s being hunted by Fisheye Bill Tyler, and a nastier man never... more...

  • Sweet Clara and the Freedom Quiltby Deborah Hopkinson

    Random House Children's Books 2015; US$ 7.99

    2013 marks the 20th anniversary of Sweet Clara and the Freedom Quilt! As a seamstress in the Big House, Clara dreams of a reunion with her Momma, who lives on another plantation--and even of running away to freedom. Then she overhears two slaves talking about the Underground Railroad. In a flash of inspiration, Clara sees how she can use the cloth... more...

  • A Bandit's Tale: The Muddled Misadventures of a Pickpocketby Deborah Hopkinson

    Random House Children's Books 2016; US$ 16.99

    From an award-winning author of historical fiction comes a story of survival, crime, adventure, and horses in the streets of 19th century New York City. Eleven-year-old Rocco is an Italian immigrant who finds himself alone in New York City after he's sold to a padrone by his poverty-stricken parents. While working as a street musician, he meets... more...

  • Our Kansas Homeby Deborah Hopkinson; Patrick Faricy

    Aladdin 2008; US$ 4.99

    Danger Close To Home Papa is in danger for helping to rescue a free-state settler who was unjustly arrested by Kansas's proslavery sheriff. He has gone into hiding, and Momma and the Keller children are alone in their remote cabin while marauding border ruffians are roaming the countryside, looking for livestock to steal. But there's a lot more... more...

  • Sailing for Goldby Deborah Hopkinson; Bill Farnsworth

    Aladdin 2010; US$ 3.99

    Gold Rush! Seattle, July 1897 Ever since his mother died, Davey has had a secret plan: He's saving his money so he can run away to Alaska to find Uncle Walt, the only relative he has. No one is going to stop him -- not even mean Mrs. Tinker, who owns the Seattle boardinghouse where Davey lives and works. When gold is discovered in the Klondike,... more...

  • Adventure in Gold Townby Deborah Hopkinson; Bill Farnsworth

    Aladdin 2010; US$ 3.99

    The trip down the Yukon River from Lake Bennett to Dawson City is exciting and dangerous, but Davey's adventures don't end once he arrives at the bustling mining town. Dawson is overrun with sad-looking, abandoned dogs Davey longs to help, but what can a twelve-year-old boy do? And how will he ever find his uncle Walt among the thousands of people... more...

  • Pioneer Summerby Deborah Hopkinson; Patrick Faricy

    Aladdin 2010; US$ 3.99

    Westward Ho! Congress has ruled that settlers in Kansas Territory will decide whether Kansas will enter the Union as a free or a slave state. Charlie Keller's papa is an abolitionist, and he's moving the family to Kansas so he can cast his vote for freedom. Papa and Momma, big sister Ida Jane, even baby Sophie, seem excited about being pioneers... more...

  • The Long Trailby Deborah Hopkinson; Bill Farnsworth

    Aladdin 2010; US$ 3.99

    Klondike or bust! Stowing away on the steamer Al-Ki was only the beginning of Davey's daring quest to find his uncle in the Klondike. Now he's camping in the rough-and-tumble town of Skagway, working for his photographer friend Erik Larsen, and preparing for his next challenge -- the steep, treacherous, hundreds-of-miles-long Chilkoot Trail.... more...

  • Cabin in the Snowby Deborah Hopkinson; Patrick Faricy

    Aladdin 2010; US$ 6.99

    STORMS ARE BREWING When Charlie and Papa arrive in Lawrence for supplies, they find the bustling Kansas town threatened by border ruffians from proslave Missouri. Papa decides to remain behind with other free-soil settlers to defend the town, so Charlie must drive the wagon back to the family's isolated claim by himself. At home a different sort... more...