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Walk on Earth a Stranger (Gold Seer Trilogy) by [Carson, Rae]
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Walk on Earth a Stranger (Gold Seer Trilogy) Kindle Edition

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Book 1 of 3 in Gold Seer Trilogy (3 Book Series)
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Gr 6 Up—This riveting saga features 15-year-old tomboy Leah, who has an extraordinary talent, the ability to sense when gold is near. She uses this skill to provide for her ailing parents, who live in an isolated part of Dahlonega, GA, the site of the first major U.S. gold rush in the early 1800s. They lead a fairly frugal existence so as not to arouse local suspicions. When her parents are robbed and murdered and her best (and only) friend, a half-white, half-Cherokee boy named Jefferson, leaves Georgia for a new gold rush in California, her world is turned upside down. To make matters worse, a nefarious uncle comes to claim her parents' property and use her gold-seeking skills for ill intent. Disguised as a boy, she leaves the only home she's ever known to reunite with Jefferson and join a wagon train. Lee, as she calls herself, is a smart, feisty, and likable protagonist who encounters all the hardships one would expect on the arduous journey West—illness, injury, hunger, exposure to extreme weather, and buffalo stampedes. All the while, she knows her uncle will stop at nothing to hunt her down. At the crux of the story is Leah's dilemma of keeping her gender and talent a secret from those to whom she becomes close. The time period rings true through Carson's skillful use of language and attention to detail. VERDICT Though the wagon train adventure is slightly cliché, the fast-paced plot, a hint of mild romance, and the added element of fantasy make this stand out from your average Gold Rush story.—Madeline J. Bryant, Los Angeles Public Library

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Praise for Walk On Earth A Stranger:

New York Times Bestseller
Fall 2015 Kids' Indie Next List selection
National Book Award longlist title
YALSA 2016 Best Fiction for Young Adults pick

2016 Spur Award for Western Juvenile Fiction

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  • File Size: 3263 KB
  • Print Length: 453 pages
  • Publisher: Greenwillow Books; Reprint edition (September 22, 2015)
  • Publication Date: September 22, 2015
  • Sold by: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00RLR9TSE
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Lending: Not Enabled
  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #64,135 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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