Kitty Hawk and the Curse of the Yukon Gold (Amazon $7.35) is the first installment in a young adult series by Iain Reading. It introduces Kitty Hawk, an intrepid teenage pilot with her own De Havilland Beaver seaplane. She is described in promotional materials as "A cross between Amelia Earhart, Nancy Drew and Pippi Longstocking." After leaving her home in Tofino to spend the summer in Alaska studying humpback whales, Kitty gets embroiled in stolen gold, criminals, shipwrecks, and curses arising from the mystery of a sunken ship, the Clara Nevada. The history of the Klondike Gold Rush is recalled prior to a climatic chase in the Yukon.

[BCBW 2014]