Much Ado About Grubstake
Grubstake is a grubby down-on-its-luck mining town filled with grubby down-on-their-luck miners. So when a decidedly nongrubby city slicker shows up and offers to buy the tapped-out mines, the miners are sorely tempted. But not Arley, the brash sixteen-year-old girl who runs the boardinghouse. No, Arley smells a rat. What could some fancy-britches rascal want with empty mines? Is there more in those desolate pits than the Grubs realize? Like Jean Ferris's popular "Once Upon a Marigold, " this lighthearted, endearingly goofy story is packed with quirky, lovable characters and piercing insights.
- Hardback | 265 pages
- 139.7 x 210.8 x 27.9mm | 385.56g
- 01 Aug 2006
- Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company
- Harcourt Children's Books
- Boston, United States
About Jean Ferris
JEAN FERRIS has written more than a dozen popular books for teens, including the award-winning Once Upon a Marigold. Honors for her books include several ALA Best Books for Young Adults distinctions and a YALSA Teens' Top Ten Best Books award. She lives in San Diego, California.