1st American ed. - New York : Roaring Brook Press, 2010.
204 p. : map ; 22 cm.
Originally published: London : Orion Children's, 2009.
Finland, 1910: Fifteen-year-old Sig is shocked to see a hole in the frozen lake outside his family's cabin and to find his father's corpse nearby. Why did Einar steer his dog sled across the lake instead of taking the safer land route? Sig's sister and stepmother go for help, leaving Sig alone with Einar's body in the cabin. Soon after, an armed stranger barges in, demanding a share of Einar's stolen gold from when the two men knew each other during the Alaska Gold Rush.
Printz Honor Book
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A Junior Library Guild selection