Still reeling from the death of her mother, Harriet sets out on a dangerous journey - disguised as a boy, since no "petticoats" are allowed on the trip - determined to find her missing father in the gold fields of British Columbia's Cariboo. The journey itself is incredibly difficult, and Harriet still has to find her father before the winter snows close down the entire Williams Creek area. Will she be able to find him, or will her journey be for nothing?
BARBARA HAWORTH-ATTARD is the critically acclaimed author of more than ten books, including historical, fantasy and contemporary novels. She was nominated for the Governor-General's Award in 2003 for Theories of Relativity. Her previous books have been short-listed for the Mr. Christie's Book Award, the Geoffrey Bilson Award for Historical Fiction for Young People, the Silver Birch Award, and the Red Cedar Award.