The Tragically True Adventures of Kit Donovan

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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  • 304 Pages
  • 5.5" x 8"
  • 9780807581438
  • April 2017

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Reviews

  • The Tragically True Adventures of Kit Donovan is a rip-roaring tale of love, friendship, and betrayal set in the gold mines of Nevada. It’s chockablock with bad guys and good guys, mysteries and deceptions, dangers and disasters. The bad-tempered, outrageous, courageous, and determined Kit will steal your heart. This is a romping good read!

    - Karen Cushman, author of Catherine, Called Birdy

Awards & Accolades

  • 2018 Oregon Book Award Winner—Eloise Jarvis McGraw Award for Children's Literature
  • 2018 WILLA Literary Award Winner—Children's/Young Adult Fiction and Nonfiction Category

 

  • Accelerated Reader Points: 12
  • ATOS Level: 4.8