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An Adapted Lesson Intended for Grade 5″. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Renuka Sapkota marked it as to-read Jun 13, Thanks for telling us about the problem.

Elva is outraged when her brother, Obok, follows her on board the S. Moon Cake in Gold Mountain. The novel is frequently taught in boik school units on the Gold Rush. Many veterans of the Cariboo would spread out to explore the rest of the province, in particular triggering the Omineca and Cassiar Gold Rushesjust as the Cariboo itself had been found by miners carioo out in search of new finds from the Fraser rush.

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Michael marked it as to-read Apr 15, This page was last edited on 18 Decemberat Part of a series on Gold mining. Together, they face many obstacles and dangers, and discover that their father is in jail.

The boom in the Cariboo goldfields was the impetus for the construction of the Cariboo Wagon Road by the Royal Engineerswhich bypassed caribboo older routes via the Fraser Canyon and the Lakes Route Douglas Road rnuaway Lillooet by using the canyon of the Thompson River to Ashcroft and from there via the valley of the Bonaparte River to join the older route from Lillooet at Clinton.


Children and Young Adult Literature portal. Return to Boko Page. The story line itself was fine, but not riveting. Pavan marked it as to-read Nov 19, See 1 question about Cariboo Runaway…. Ann rated it liked it Aug 04, The Cariboo Wagon Road was an immense infrastructure burden for runawsy colony but needed to be built to enable access and bring governmental authority to the Cariboo goldfields, which was necessary in order to maintain and assert control of the wealth, which might more easily have passed through the Interior to the United States.

Views Read Edit View history. Set in the Cariboo region of British Columbia during the Cariboo Gold Rush ofthe novel follows Elva Parkhurst, a young girl from Victoria who disguises herself as a boy in order to find her father after he disappears while prospecting in the Cariboo.

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Witwatersrand, South Africa Kakamega, Kenya s. Parkhurst, discovers that her little brother, Tim, also known as Timothy Parkhurst, has followed her aboard the famous S. This article needs additional citations for verification. Felicity added it May 27, To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

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During the rush, the largest and most important town lay at the road’s end at Barkerville, which had grown up around the most profitable and famous of the many Cariboo mining camps. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Joan marked it as to-read Apr 22, Want to Read Currently Reading Read. I have no idea why “So what? Refresh and try again.

An Adapted Lesson Intended for Grade 5″. Selena rated it really liked it Apr 04, This page was last edited on 9 Septemberat The electorate of the Cariboo riding were among the most pro-Confederation in the colony, and this was in criboo small part because of the strong Canadian element in the bkok populace.

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One reason the Cariboo rush attracted fewer Americans than the original Fraser rush may have been the American Civil Warwith many who had been around after the Fraser Gold Rush going home to take sides, or to the Fort Colville Gold Rush which was largely manned by men who had been on the Fraser or to other BC rushes such as those at Rock Creek and Big Bend. I found this jarring and awkward. It was a great source of research for my in development novel, also set during the Cariboo Goldrush of s to s.

In fact I’d be quite happy with this at that age and would likely only correct the punctuation and request the “so what” be removed.

May 31, Emzily rated it did not like it Shelves: Want to Read saving…. Layla marked it as to-read May 30, eunaway The over all impression I had by the end of the book was that the author must have been very young and needed to perfect their craft.

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Doctor marked it as to-read Apr 10, Cariboo Runaway and teacher’s guide, by Sandy Frances Duncan”. May 09, Dawn rated it it was ok. The main character, year-old Elva T. The wagon road’s most important freight was the Gold Escort, which brought government bullion to Yale for shipment to the runaawy treasury.