Down the Yukon

Down the Yukon

Will Hobbs / May 25, 2020

Down the Yukon The great race across Alaska As Dawson City goes up in flames Jason Hawthorn itches to join the new rush for gold in Nome miles away He and his brothers have been cheated out of their sawmill

  • Title: Down the Yukon
  • Author: Will Hobbs
  • ISBN: 9780380733095
  • Page: 460
  • Format: Paperback
  • The great race across Alaska As Dawson City goes up in flames, Jason Hawthorn itches to join the new rush for gold in Nome, 1,700 miles away He and his brothers have been cheated out of their sawmill, so when a 20,000 prize is announced for the winner of a race to Nome, Jason enters His partner in the canoe is Jamie Dunavant, the adventurous girl he loves Will they makThe great race across Alaska As Dawson City goes up in flames, Jason Hawthorn itches to join the new rush for gold in Nome, 1,700 miles away He and his brothers have been cheated out of their sawmill, so when a 20,000 prize is announced for the winner of a race to Nome, Jason enters His partner in the canoe is Jamie Dunavant, the adventurous girl he loves Will they make it to the finish line, despite the hazards of the Yukon River, two dangerous rivals, and the terrors of the open sea

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      • Will Hobbs

        WILL HOBBS is the author of seventeen novels for upper elementary, middle school and young adult readers, as well as two picture book stories Seven of his novels, Bearstone, Downriver, The Big Wander, Beardance, Far North, The Maze, and Jason s Gold, were named Best Books for Young Adults by the American Library Association ALA also named Far North and Downriver to their list of the 100 Best Young Adult Books of the Twentieth Centrury Ghost Canoe received the Edgar Allan Poe Award in 1998 for Best Young Adult Mystery In outdoor stories that appeal to both boys and girls, Hobbs has readers discovering wild places, sharing adventures with people from varied backgrounds, and exploring how to make important choices in their own lives A graduate of Stanford University and former reading and language arts teacher, Will has been a full time writer since 1990 He lives with his wife, Jean, in Durango, Colorado Will s books have won many other awards, including the California Young Reader Medal, the Western Writers of America Spur Award, the Mountains and Plains Booksellers Award, the Colorado Book Award, and nominations to state award lists in over thirty states.


    1. We also listened to this one on audio. I didn't care for this one as much as the first. It wasn't as high of drama and action, but we all still enjoyed it. The descriptions of Alaska were fantastic. I especially loved the author's notes in both books about what parts were historically accurate.

    2. As the sequel to Jason's Gold, Hobb's continues a well written saga: a thirst for gold in the Klondike. This time its "Nome or bust". I always appreciate the accompanying map and his Author's Note which includes historical or literary references.

    3. Hobbs did it again! He really did a good job with this sequel to Jason's Gold. Again, beautifully written, beautifully portrayed, and a really good usage of words to draw you in. Would definitely read this book again.

    4. Very good book. The attention to detail made it feel as if I were in the canoe paddling down the Yukon with them, very exciting and intriguing.

    5. Down the Yukon is a novel by Will Hobbs. It follows the story of a boy named Jason and his brothers who are living in Dawson City. They have a family sawmill called Hawthorn Brothers Sawmill that they own together, where they work to make a living. Then one day the brothers were out at a restaurant eating, they are just having a regular nice time until they notice a man who is kicking a dog, so then Ethan, who is the oldest brother, tells the man not to kick the dog. They begin to get into a fig [...]

    6. Reason for Reading: After reading Jason's Gold, I promised ds I would read the sequel to him sometime and here we are finally getting to it. A year and a half later! But he's more mature for Hobbs now and he wants me to read more books by him.Though the word Yukon is in the title, it refers to the river not the territory, so don't mistake this book as taking place in Canada. The first in this series (and I'd say it's important to read them in order to get the full value of this sequel) takes pla [...]

    7. Down The Yukon By Will Hobbs. The book Down the Yukon written by Will Hobbs is a book that I enjoyed reading.The book Down the Yukon begins by a male and a female that enter a race on a canoe to win a $2000.00 dollar cash prize. But they keep getting side tracked by other problems on their way down the yukon. The overall lesson the author wants the reader to take from this book is that two friends entered a race down a river in a canoe for a $2000.00 dollar grand prize. The people in front of th [...]

    8. Down the Yukon is a novel about a young man named Jason who needs to win a race on the Yukon river to get back his sawmill that his btother gambled away. Along the way, Jamie Dunavant, who he loves, joins him and they face many obstacles on their journey to Nome. I, personally, was a fan of this book because I have always loved anything that has to do with the outdoors. Down the Yukon also contained a lot of action to keep the reader interested. The author could have had more round characters to [...]

    9. Down the Yukon is a very exciting book taking place during the end of the Klondike and Yukon gold rushes in the late 1800's. The story is about Jason Hawlthorn a young boy who is caught up in the life of becoming a millionaire gold miner in the vast north. Soon though word spreads about another gold rush in the town of Nome. Nome is right on the edge of the Pacific Ocean and is crawling with gold everywhere from the Nome harbor to all of the small creeks and streams around it. Jason eventually g [...]

    10. My book, Down the Yukon, by Will Hobbs is about two young adults, Jason and Jamie, who enter a canoe race down the Yukon all the way to Nome, Alaska. It is a story about what they went through, their trials and finally their triumphs. This book is a parallel culture book that includes Canadian Americans and many more. The setting was up in the Klondike. The author was very descriptive in all five senses. It felt like I was in the canoe with them. The characters the author chose fit well with the [...]

    11. Jason Hawthorn is a young man who lives in Dawson City, Canada. When his three brothers who he owns a saw mill with end up losing it Jason wants to buy it back. So he and his girlfriend find out about Nome, Alaska where gold is being found and they decide to go and stake some land for themselves. They end up in a large race with hundreds of other boaters and canoers to race to Nome. I found this book absoulutely amazing because its really adventerous and fun to see what happens. It is indeed ano [...]

    12. I think that it would get at least a four star because how the author described they book. EX. When the building went on fire he said all you can see is the thick dense black smoke for miles away. When they were in the fire all you could hear is they popping of the wood, seeing the planks fall around you. All you could see was nothing cause the smoke was really dense. IS that good descriptive or what to me that is. I would recommend it to the people who like to read survival because they were li [...]

    13. Jason’s brother makes an enemy of a con man who eventually tricks him into signing over the boys’ sawmill. Jason and his true love, Jamie Dunavant, see a chance to buy it back with Jason’s share of the $20,000 prize for winning a race from Dawson City to Nome, 1700 miles away. Lots of adventure will keep reluctant readers on track in this novel laced liberally with historical detail about the Yukon gold rushes at the end of the 19th/beginning of the 20th Century. Positive.

    14. Jason and Jamie have both been swindled and decide to enter a race from Dawson City to Nome and hope to win $20,000. Along the way they must contend with danger from the river, animals and man.As a sequel to Jason’s Gold this can stand alone but there is evidence of the previous book as the reader is brought up to speed. It wasn’t too annoying and actually made me want to read the first book.

    15. Like Jason's Gold, Down the Yukon is high adventure. This sequel comes complete with a villain who eventually gets what is coming to him, an endearing little dog, and a satisfying romance. All this set in the untamed Klondike and Alaskan interior during the historic gold rush era. After meeting Jason Hawthorn in the first book I enjoyed following him into adulthood.

    16. I didn't really like the book Down The Yukon that much. It was a good book but it didn't really get into detail's to good. Also, I sort of got bored when i was reading it sometimes. I would recommend to people if they like long adventure story's. I liked what happened and how the author explained things but it was boring at times.

    17. I think that this is a really good book so far because even when Jason and Jamie get stuck on an island they dont give up hope. Jason has to stay up for 24 hours straight and he gets really really tired but he never gives up. Jamie has to deal with her dad's death and the fact he lost all the money she earned. They end up finishing the race in first place and get married.

    18. I thought this book was very action packed. There was always something going on. They did talk about gold mining. They brought up south Dakota. The characters were very likable. The book though was kind of on and off topic with things. There were some very exciting things and some downer as well.

    19. Fun YA adventure book. On 9 yob's shelf--but would recommend it to an older YA audience because of the "romance." An unmarried couple, 16 yob & 15 yog race from Klondike to Nome, Alaska to claim a prize and win back family property. Told my boy to pass on this one.

    20. I really liked the book, it was so interesting. It had a huge race and criminals and it even had a dog who would do anything its owner needed. Another reason I liked this book was that it had a great plot and was full of action

    21. When I finished Jason's Gold I found myself wanting to read more. Thankfully, the author felt the need to write a sequel. I enjoyed this book just as much as I did the first one.

    22. Will Hobbs has written great books for "tweens" who are like adventure and suspense but are not ready for longer more complicated books.

    23. This was about the journey of young adults to recieve their mill back after losing it in a fight. It wasn't exactly of interest to myself so I don't remember it very well.

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