YOU'RE TO GO TO THURMAN AND LIVE WITH YOUR GRANDMA AND GRANDPA
INGRAHAM. YOU'LL BE PICKED UP TOMORROW MORNING, EARLY," MA
SAID, SCARCELY ABLE TO CONTROL HER VOICE..."
His mother's words were to thrust young Hollis Ingraham into
a strange and threatening new world. What mystery surrounding
his father's death had made his grandparents so cold and distant?
Hollis has but one dream--to get money so he can be reunited with his
mother. This quest for Adirondack gold threatens his very life and leads
him to an unexpected treasure.
Readers come to understand the responsibility that children
assumed in daily life and the way that the whims of changeable
mountain weather affected people in rural regions. They see a
strong work ethic, the value of a community pulling together,
the unfairness of bigotry.
Elementary and middle school teachers wishing to use Adirondack
Gold in language arts and social studies programs should
be sure to visit our Adirondack Gold Teacher's Guide page
to learn about supplemental materials available.
John Rowen, reviewer at the Sunday Gazette (Schenectady, NY)
Adirondack Gold offers enjoyable reading, the
literary equivalent of the first maple syrup of spring or the
first warm breeze after sub-zero weather
. She (Granger)
has the storyteller's knack of pulling the reader into the story.
She develops strong characters and captures the essence of Adirondack
.Although Adirondack Gold was written
for young adults, it transcends its genre. Strong writing and
research makes it highly recommended for readers of any age who
are interested in the Adirondacks, 19th century New York history
or rural life.
March 21, 2004