Leaving Eldorado by Joann Mazzio

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Maude must fend for herself in the mining town of Eldorado when her mother dies and her father's "gold fever" inspires him to take off for the Yukon. Her strong desire to leave the frontier town and become an artist makes her take a job in a boarding house, where she forms special friendships that will help her achieve her dream.

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Joann Mazzio is also the author of The One Who Came Back. She lives in Silver City, New Mexico.
Published March 29, 1993 by HMH Books for Young Readers. 176 pages
Genres: Horror, Young Adult, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Good luck and Maude's honesty, generosity, and determination all contribute to the satisfying outcome--achieved after the foiling of a vicious attack on Annie, an unjust accusation from Mrs. Steckler, a heroic rescue by Maude, and a final surprise enabling the girls to depart together.

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Despite the fact that the letters sometimes disclose information that the girl's parent would have known, they effectively reveal Maude's feelings as she lands a job in a boarding house, befriends a young Indian woman who works there as a virtual slave, and fends off both the attractive and the r...

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