Half-Breed

A Story of Two Boys during the Klondike Gold Rush

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  • Interest Level: Grade 3 - Grade 6
  • Reading Level: Grade 4

Ike FitzHugh's mother is Inuit and his father is white. To many of the whites rushing Alaska during the 1898 gold rush, this makes him a 'half-breed' and therefore is not to be trusted. But when Ike helps an injured white boy, he proves to him that being honest has nothing to do with race. From Ike's point of view, readers learn about the people involved in the Klondike Gold Rush, Inuit and white, and the different attitudes of the era regarding nature and race.

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978-1-61473-545-8
$44.95
Interest Level Grade 3 - Grade 6
Reading Level Grade 4
Genre Fiction
Category Social Studies
Copyright 2004
Publisher The Child's World, Inc.
Language English
Number of Pages 48
Publication Date 2003-08-01
BISACS JUV016110
Dewey F
Graphics Full-color photographs
Dimensions 9.5 x 7.5
Guided Reading Level T
ATOS Reading Level 5.1
ATOS Interest Level MG
Accelerated Reader® Quiz 72927
Accelerated Reader® Points 1.0
Features Activities for further learning, Author/Illustrator biography, Glossary of key words, Informative sidebars, Sources for further research, Suggested websites, Table of contents, and Timeline of key events
  • Ike's Story
  • The History of the Klondike Gold Rush
  • Glossary
  • Timeline
  • Activities
  • To Find Out More
  • About the Author
Author: Pamela Dell

Pamela Dell has been writing for kids since the late 1980's, including work in both print and interactive multimedia. In the mid-1990's, she became one of the founders of Purple Moon, a highly acclaimed interactive game company for girls. As part of her role there, Pamela created the characters and scripts for the company's multiple-award winning Rockett CD-Rom game series. She has also produced work, both fiction and nonfiction, for clients such as Mattel, Carus Publishing, World Book Encyclopedia, Children's Press, Plan B Enterprises, Addictive Media, and the University of California, among others...subsequently nominated for a Pushcart Prize.