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The Gambler's Daughter (Electronic book text, 2nd ed.) Loot Price: R189
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The Gambler's Daughter (Electronic book text, 2nd ed.): Shirlee Smith Matheson
The Gambler's Daughter (Electronic book text, 2nd ed.): Shirlee Smith Matheson

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The Gambler's Daughter (Electronic book text, 2nd ed.)

Shirlee Smith Matheson

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Short-listed for the 1997 Canadian Children's Book Centre Our Choice On the run from the authorities and the angry townspeople of Weasel City, British Columbia, in the early 1940s, teenage Loretta and her younger brother, Teddy, travel with their gambling stepfather, "Bean-Trap" Braden, as he strikes out in search of a good poker game in the Canadian and American West. Loretta and Teddy try to adjust to life on the run as they shuttle from ghost town to ghost town, jumping borders and stowing away on trucks, sleds, and trains. As the children make friends in places like Butte, Montana; Spokane, Washington; and Ferguson, British Columbia, Bean-Trap creates enemies wherever they go. Loretta and Teddy try to persuade their father to keep on the straight and narrow, but instead Bean-Trap schemes to stay one step ahead of all the sore losers who are right behind him and hot on the trail of his gold.

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Imprint: Dundurn Group
Country of origin: Canada
Release date: March 2009
First published: March 2009
Authors: Shirlee Smith Matheson
Format: Electronic book text - Windows
Pages: 144
Edition: 2nd ed.
ISBN-13: 978-1-55488-641-8
Barcode: 9781554886418
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Books > Children's & Educational > Fiction > Historical fiction
Books > Children's Fiction & Fun > Historical Fiction
LSN: 1-55488-641-4

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