Embracing the Elephant (Paperback)

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Undeterred by the most dire warnings, in 1848 eleven-year-old Guinevere Walker embarks on a perilous journey to reunite with her widowed father. From her home in Boston she sails to Rio de Janeiro, around Cape Horn, to the rudimentary town of San Francisco - ultimately arriving at the California mountain range called the Sierra Nevada, known for both its beauty and brutality. As Guine and her father struggle to forge a new relationship, they confront the most massive human migration the world has ever known: the California Gold Rush. Hundreds of thousands of fortune hunters from around the globe flood into the burgeoning territory to "See the Elephant" - to experience a great adventure, dig for a golden fortune, face the harshest realities, and search for their own person truths. Embracing the Elephant is a powerful story about one child coming of age at precisely the moment a nation enters its own new age. It is a tale of fierce determination, resilience, discovery and, best of all, hope.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780985689704
ISBN-10: 0985689706
Publisher: On Track Publishing
Publication Date: August 24th, 2012
Pages: 384
Language: English