It is a first paced adventure story of a teenager….
Her’s what the blurb says about the book-
Kitty Hawk and the Curse of the Yukon Gold is the thrilling first installment in a new series of adventure mystery stories that are one part travel, one part history and five parts adventure. This first book of the Kitty Hawk Flying Detective Agency Series introduces Kitty Hawk, an intrepid teenage pilot with her own De Havilland Beaver seaplane and a nose for mystery and intrigue. A cross between Amelia Earhart, Nancy Drew and Pippi Longstocking, Kitty is a quirky young heroine with boundless curiosity and a knack for getting herself into all kinds of precarious situations.
After leaving her home in the western Canadian fishing village of Tofino to spend the summer in Alaska studying humpback whales Kitty finds herself caught up in an unforgettable adventure involving stolen gold, devious criminals, ghostly shipwrecks, and bone-chilling curses. Kitty’s adventure begins with the lingering mystery of a sunken ship called the Clara Nevada and as the plot continues to unfold this spirited story will have armchair explorers and amateur detectives alike anxiously following every twist and turn as they are swept along through the history of the Klondike Gold Rush to a suspenseful final climatic chase across the rugged terrain of Canada’s Yukon, the harsh land made famous in the stories and poems of such writers as Jack London, Robert Service and Pierre Berton. It is a riveting tale that brings to glorious life the landscape and history of Alaska’s inside passage and Canada’s Yukon, as Kitty is caught up in an epic mystery set against the backdrop of the scenery of the Klondike Gold Rush.
Kitty Hawk and the Curse of the Yukon Gold is a perfect book to fire the imagination of readers of all ages. Filled with fascinating and highly Google-able locations and history this book will inspire anyone to learn and experience more for themselves as Kitty prepares for her next adventure – flying around the world!
And here’s my review of the book-
Why characters like Moghli or Tom Sawyer are so much adorable to us?
Is it only because we love adventures? Is it because human mind is naturally prone to adventure- to the quest of the unknown?
No doubt it is partially true- but to adults it offers it a rare opportunity to have glimpses of their long past greener times. And to the teenage- adventure stories presents the meaning of life from a new perspective. Every teenage loves to imagine themselves in place of the protagonist and gets undiscovered in their land of imagination.
Kity Hawk is a noteworthy addition to the list of such iconic characters- a combination of courage, judgment and passion for nature. And yes –of course her love for flying.
She is a child of nature-literally.
She is in a holiday to the far away land of Alaska-studying the social behaviour of humpback whales –in her plane. And it is where the fun, the quest or the adventure-in whatever name you call it-begins. She had a story of gold explorations in this land heard from her newly found friends and destiny took her amidst a mysterious gold rush of four brothers.
Who are they? Why are they carrying so much gold? Are they petty gold thieves?
Or are they something else?
You will be thrilled to discover the fate of our young protagonist and the four brothers. It is simply unputdownable piece of literature- with lovely narration that will give you the effect of visualization, neatly woven story plot and characters with whom you will fall in love instantly.
History, culture, people and the landscape of the Alaska region and the Yukon area has been redefined through the pen of the writer. And yes, the writer has made admirable research work to make alive the lives of the humpback whales. You may well find these gentle giants are on a march for herring-a flock of them.
Just close your eyes and start imagining yourself in place of Kitty!
You will find………….
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