Murphy : Gold Rush Dog
Children's - Grade 2-3, Age 7-8
Make Way For BooksThe exciting historical setting of the Alaskan Gold Rush provides an intriguing background for this girl-and-dog adventure.
Publisher SummaryMurphy escapes a grueling life as part of a dogsled team, mercilessly driven by a cruel owner. When word spreads that gold has been discovered in Nome, Murphy is taken in by two recent arrivals: Sally and her mother, who hope to provide secretarial labor so that they can buy their own stake. They live in a canvas tent on the beach with thousands of other fortune-seekers. Murphy wants to help Sally and Mama build a new life, but life in the mining town is not easy. Can the three of them find a home:and maybe a fortune?
Escaping a grueling life with a cruel dogsled owner, Murphy the dog is adopted by a new family in the mining community of Nome while supporting their efforts to strike gold.