My book, Down the Yukon, by Will Hobbs is about two young adults, Jason and Jamie, who enter a canoe race down the Yukon all the way to Nome, Alaska.My book, Down the Yukon, by Will Hobbs is about two young adults, Jason and Jamie, who enter a canoe race down the Yukon all the way to Nome, Alaska. It is a story about what they went through, their trials and finally their triumphs. This book is a parallel culture book that includes Canadian Americans and many more. The setting was up in the Klondike. The author was very descriptive in all five senses. It felt like I was in the canoe with them. The characters the author chose fit well with the event that was transpiring. The author clearly depicted the writing style of this book in whose point-of-view it was in. It was clearly written and easy to follow. This book is for anyone who wants an outdoor adventure. ...more
This is a Historical Fiction book. By looking at the setting and events that happened it seemed realistic, but when I got to looking at the problems This is a Historical Fiction book. By looking at the setting and events that happened it seemed realistic, but when I got to looking at the problems Jason had encountered it seemed a little far-fetched. Also you could tell it was fictional because it was written a century after the event happened. The characters fit the traits for that time period so it seemed like that time period.
The book <1>Jason's Gold by Will Hobbs is about the Alaskan Gold Rush in the late 1800's. Jason as the main character struggles to survive on his own in the wild Klondike Territory. This gives the plot something interesting to read. He is heading to Dawson City only days behind his brothers, to strike it rich. While traveling, he ran into many difficult problems, during one of these problems he met his new best friend, King, a husky. This book shows the American Dream as something reachable to those young and old if they work hard. The book is authentic because of the extensive author's note and maps he provides. It is a historical fiction book and shows events that happened with twists and turns such as, luck and friendship. I liked the style the author used to write this book on the Alaskan Gold Rush. I would recommend this book to anyone who wants to read an American Dream Survival book. I don't know if it is a good book for younger elementary children because of the violence to animals. ...more
Milkweed by Jerry Spinelli is about an orphan gypsy boy who struggles to live during WWII. Misha as he was named is about eight years old. He meets aMilkweed by Jerry Spinelli is about an orphan gypsy boy who struggles to live during WWII. Misha as he was named is about eight years old. He meets a Jew girl named Janina. He sneaks in and out of the Ghetto in Warsaw, where Janina and her family live. As the story unfolds their friendship does too. He steals food for him and his new "family." Trains come and many families were broken apart during this time Janina is lost. He never sees her again. He sails to America to start a new life, he marries has a daughter and names his granddaughter Janina. Misha learns many life lessons such as friendship and devotion. The author tells this story with a lot of emotion. The plot was creative and easy to follow. His style was engaging and I couldn't put the book down. The point of view was Misha and it was an interesting but also a fun one to see what he thought of the war. This book is great for anyone who wants to learn about history and needs a quick read. ...more