The Tragically True Adventures of Kit Donovan

The Tragically True Adventures of Kit Donovan

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Life in a Nevada mining town in 1905 is not easy for thirteen-year-old Kit Donovan, who is trying to do right by her deceased mother and become a proper lady. When Kit discovers Papa's boss at the gold mine is profiting from unsafe working conditions, she realizes being a lady is tougher than it looks. With a man's hat and a printing press, Kit puts her big mouth and all the life skills she's learned from reading The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn to work, defying threats of violence, and finds that justice doesn't always look like she imagined it would.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 304 pages
  • 210 x 280 x 30.48mm | 430.91g
  • Morton Grove, United States
  • English
  • 0807581437
  • 9780807581438
  • 1,539,709

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"The Tragically True Adventures of Kit Donovan is a rip-roaring tale of love, friendship, and betrayal set in the gold mines of Nevada. The bad-tempered, outrageous, courageous, and determined Kit will steal your heart. This is a romping good read!" --Karen Cushman, author, Catherine, Called Birdy
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About Patricia Bailey

Patricia Bailey has a BA in English and an MA in Education. She lives in Southern Oregon, where she's taught literature and writing to teens and adults. A recipient of an Oregon Literary Arts Fellowship and a Fishtrap Fellowship, Patricia writes novels for young people.
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66 ratings
4.32 out of 5 stars
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4 20% (13)
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2 3% (2)
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