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I adore this book. Newbery Award-winning author Karen Cushman called it “a rip-roaring tale and a romping good read.”
School Library Journal said “The dreams and dangers of the 1897 Klondike gold rush fuel Rose’s first novel in prose, and it’s a rousing historical adventure…Rose’s carefully plotted clues, along with colorful supporting characters and narrow escapes, keep the pace brisk…Highly recommended for fans of adventure and historical fiction, or as a classroom read-aloud.”
The Barnes and Noble Kids’ Blog said “Jasper’s emotions become the reader’s emotions and we are drawn along with him through hope, despair, desperation, and perseverance, to a climactic end that strikes all the right chords.”
The Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books described it as “[A] mash-up of clue-driven mystery, historical fiction, and survival story.”
And Sarah Mackenzie of the Read Aloud Revival said “This is Caroline Starr Rose at her best yet. I loved this book. Perfect for ages 8-12 but I enjoyed it every bit as much as a kid would.”
If you haven’t read JASPER yet, please consider pre-ordering a copy!