Aurore of the Yukon

A Girl's Adventure in the Klondike Gold Rush

by Keith Halliday, Illustrated by Aline Halliday & Illustrated by Kieran Halliday



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 5/16/2006

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 134
ISBN : 9780595395460
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 134
ISBN : 9780595839438

About the Book

"She's just a girl!" shouted Windy Bill.

When Aurore hears these words, she knows notorious Alaskan bandit Soapy Smith is about to find out everything. How will she get her mother's money back now? How will she expose Soapy and his gang? How will she escape?

Aurore, her mother and little brother have set off for Uncle Thibault's lodge in the Yukon after the death of Aurore's father, little knowing they are headed for the Klondike Gold Rush and the adventure of a lifetime.

  • The hardships of the Chilkoot Trail.
  • The roaring rapids of the Yukon River.
  • The grasping greed of Soapy's gang.

Aurore must dig deeper, think harder and be braver than she ever thought possible to show Soapy and his gang what a girl-and her new Tlingit friend Louise and a Yukon river boy named Kip-can do.

"Well, she outsmarted you!" replied Soapy Smith with a snarl, opening the door to Aurore's hiding place

Set in the historic Klondike Gold Rush of 1898, and inspired by a real girl's story, Aurore of the Yukon is an exciting adventure written to both entertain and educate young readers.

Part of the MacBride Yukon Kids Series.

"Real fun real history!"-Patricia Cunning, MacBride Museum

About the Author

Keith Halliday is a fourth generation Yukoner raised on ripping yarns about the Klondike Gold Rush and his pioneer fur trading family. After detours in the diplomatic service in Brussels and consulting in Toronto, Keith lives in the Yukon with his wife and four children. .