14-year-old Hudson searches for her long-lost father during California's Gold Rush in this riveting, kid-powered survival adventure by multi-award winning SD Brown and Scott Peters.
The parent-approved Survival Series that celebrates the awesome history of us.
It's 1852, and California's Gold Rush is in full swing. Tempers are flaring along the mighty Klamath River, where men are wild with gold-rush fever. 14-year-old Hudson treads carefully amongst them, desperate to find her long-lost father. She can only pray that he'll take her in. A battle erupts between miners and local tribespeople, trapping Hudson in the crossfire. She is no fighter; she's just a runaway kid from San Francisco in need of a family. But her inner strength is sorely tested when her newfound father is attacked and wounded. Hudson can't bear to lose the only parent she's ever known. Can she get them both to safety? Can she survive disaster?
Based on the 1852 Klamath River Conflict during the Wild West era of cowboys and Indians.
Short attention spans - Chapter book - Ages 8 & Up - B&W Illustrations
This is the 11th children's book in the I Escaped Series about brave girls and boys who face real-world challenges and find ways to escape disaster. Sure to appeal to fans of By the Great Horn Spoon! by Sid Fleischman, New York Times Bestseller Lauren Tarshis's I Survived Series, The Ballad of Lucy Whipple by Karen Cushman, and What Was The Gold Rush (What Was Series).
The short chapters make for easy wins, and Hudson's gripping situation keeps even reluctant readers turning pages just to find out what's going to happen next.
Great for kids book clubs and classrooms--a study guide is available at https: //scottpetersbooks.com/worksheets
Packed with a special section on facts about California's Gold Rush Fever that's sure to satisfy curious minds.
Flesch Reading Ease: 85.6
Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level 3.2
An important, relevant read about bravery, kindness, and courage.
Collect the whole I Escaped Series
"a must for every reading list"
Can Hudson survive disaster? Read it and find out!
About the Author
Scott Peters has always been fascinated by history. Scott writes adventures for middle-graders who love to explore the world. In addition to writing, the author has created over 300 museum, science center and theme park installations for such places as the SMITHSONIAN, WALT DISNEY WORLD, PARAMOUNT PICTURES, and the WASHINGTON CHILDREN'S MUSEUM. Peters also helped design an interactive TV show for the NICKELODEON CHANNEL.
S.D. Brown taught elementary, middle grade, high school and junior college for over twenty years, on three continents and in seven schools. She continues to present workshops and is the owner-curator of the largest, privately owned gem and mineral museum in California. When she's not working with rocks, she's working on manuscripts.