Klondike Gold by Alice Provensen

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Alice Provensen was born on August 14th, 1918 in Chicago, Illinois. Provensen attended the University of California. After college, she worked with Walter Lantz Studio, the creators of Woody Woodpecker. It was here where she met her future husband, Martin Provensen, as he was assigned to Walter Lantz Studio while creating training films for the American military. In 1944, Alice and Martin married. They relocated to Washington DC and later to New York City. In New York, they found their first illustrating job. They became known as an author-illustrator picture book team, creating many award-winning picture books including the 1984 Caldecott Medal book: A Glorious Flight: Across the Channel with Louis Bleriot. They continued to write together at Maple Hill Farms in New York where they raised their daughter. They wrote about their simple life and animal friends in: A Year at Maple Hill Farm. Martin Provensen died of a heart attack in 1987. Alice Provensen's inquisitive nature and passion for research led her to continue writing. Her first publication after her husband's death was The Buck Stops Here: The Presidents of the United States which was published in 1990.
Published October 25, 2005 by Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing. 40 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History, Nature & Wildlife, Travel, Action & Adventure, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Provensen shortens and fictionalizes the account of a participant in that turn-of-the-last-century gold rush, and readers will come away with not only an appreciation for the hardships those prospectors faced—and the massive quantities of gear and supplies required just to reach the remote Yukon,...

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Alice Provensen has written an account of the northward rush for Klondike gold a century ago, based on an actual diary of the period.

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In her new book, Provensen effectively puts a human face on the 1897 stampede into Yukon Territory after gold is discovered on the banks of the Klondike River, and bases her narrator on an actual miner.

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