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Bo at Ballard Creek


Sydnee Burr


Outstanding, Intermediate, Kirkpatrick Hill, LeUyen Pham, Alaska, History, Fathers, Adoption, Eskimos, Gold Mining

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Book Review


When Mean Millie asked a gold miner for a favor, he had no idea she would hand him a swaddled, blond haired, tiny bundle and recite the name of an Alaskan orphanage. Outside the orphanage gates, the two gold miners who agreed to the task fell in love with the baby's charm, were disappointed by the strict damp look of the place, and enthusiastically decided to raise the child themselves. They named her Bo, and set out on their way to raising a child on the Alaskan frontier.