Jack London and the Klondike Gold Rush

Written by Peter Lourie and Illustrated by Wendell Minor

Swept up in the Gold Rush of 1897, young Jack London headed north to strike it rich in the Klondike and discovered something more precious than gold―the seeds of the stories that would flower into his classic novels The Call of the Wild and White Fang, and timeless short stories such as "To Build A Fire." This gripping tale follows London as he treks up the ruthless Chilkoot Trail, braves the lethal Whitehorse Rapids, survives a bad case of scurvy, and conquers many more dangers of the Yukon during his quest for gold.

Age Range 8 - 12 years
Copyright Year
Page Count
Henry Holt & Company
Grade Level 4th - 6th
Lexile 1120L