From School Library Journal
Grade 3-5-In this final installment in the trilogy, orphaned Davey, 11, continues his search for his uncle, his only relative. As this book opens, he is anxious for the ice to melt so that he and Big Al can make the trip down the Yukon River. Following a successful journey, they set up shop in Dawson City, with Davey selling sourdough pancakes and starting a dog pound for the numerous strays around. The book's brevity, large type, and quick action will appeal to older reluctant readers. However, they will need some background about the Alaska Gold Rush. The major event of a fire sweeping through Dawson City pales in comparison to the reunion between boy and his uncle. Things tie up a bit too neatly, and characters and relationships established in the first book are not developed in the third. Add this book to complete the trilogy, and not as a single-item purchase.-Sharon R. Pearce, Chippewa Elementary School, Bensenville, IL
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