Saturday, December 27, 2008

Klondike Ho!

The story of the Klondike Gold Rush is a natural for cartoon history, for mere words can scarcely convey its outsized and outlandish events and personalities. Props to author/illustrator Curtis Vos for Klondike Ho!, a lighthearted but educational work graphic novel-style history.
Children will enjoy this book's outrageous stories and amusing drawings of Soapy Smith, Klondike Kate, and so many more! Adults will enjoy the majesty and irony of the larger story embedded within the many anecdotes. Teachers should offer this book to pupils who aren't finding history interesting.
Did I mention the useful maps and Bibliography?
If you enjoyed (and learned from) Larry Gonick's Cartoon History of the Universe, then you will be sure to enjoy (and learn from) this work as well.
Klondike Ho! information:
  • Author: Curtis Vos
  • Format: Paperback, 72 pages
  • Published: Todd Publications (December 1997)
  • ISBN: 978-0969461241


Jeff Smith said...

Hi, REWin.

Do you have a copy of the book? I would love to see the drawings of Soapy Smith as he was my great grandfather.

You might enjoy my blog and website on Soapy as well.

Jeff Smith

rewinn said...


I do indeed have a copy, and will set it aside for you. I see your website has an info email, and will email you for a mailing address soon.

This book needs to go where it will be appreciated. It greatly amused and somewhat educated me ... and so does your Soapy Smith Society!

Jeff Smith said...

Mr. Winn,

I received Klondike Ho! in the mail and am very thankful. I love the book. Here is my write-up at What's New.

rewinn said...

Hey Jeff - Great write-up!

(I especially liked "...No book on the market will tell a totally truthful story on Soapy's adventures ... except when mine comes out." LOL!)