(From the publisher):
In 1860 the North and South are pulling apart, but all Clem wants is a chance to reunite with his father. His mother and baby sister have just died from the fever. His father left for the California gold fields over a year ago and seems to have vanished. All alone now, Clem sets out to find him.
Clem has no money, no companions, no horse or wagon. He doesn't know how long his trip will take. And he can't imagine the adventures that await him or the people he'll encounter along the way - and how they will change forever his ideas about his country and himself.
(from the publisher)
Original title: Clem's Chances
Genre: Fiction→ Children & Young Adult→ Historical Fiction→ United States and Canada→ Pioneers/westward Movement