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When her mother becomes ill with a mysterious fever, thirteen-year-old old Abby Kendall's father decides to send her and the other children away from Hawaii. Abby, her younger sister Sarah, and their adopted Hawaiian brother Kini join Luke as he travels back to his Aunt Dagmar's home in California. It's April 1848, and soon after arriving, the children learn that gold has been discovered in California. When Luke's aunt treats them terribly, forcing them to be servants, the children decide to run away and find gold so they can return to their family. But soon after they arrive in the goldfields, Abby begins to worry about Luke. Luke has caught "gold fever," and only seems to care about being rich. And to make matters worse, children are disappearing from the goldfields, and Abby fears for the safety of Sarah and Kini. Abby and Luke then decide they must solve the mystery of the missing children while trying to find a way to help Abby's family.
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Plot & Themes

Tone of book?    -   upbeat Time/era of story    -   American wild west period Kids growing up/acting up?    -   Yes Kids:    -   solving crimes (scooby doooo!) Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Age 11-14 Exploring into the wild    -   Yes kind of story    -   searching for treasure Age group of kid(s) in story:    -   high school

Main Character

Gender    -   Female Profession/status:    -   unemployed Age:    -   a teen Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White (American)


How much descriptions of surroundings?    -   3 () United States    -   Yes The US:    -   California

Writing Style

Amount of dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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