Pedro and his pan go on an exciting adventure together—to strike gold! They hike mountains, whack through bushes, and wade through streams as they sift through dirt and gravel in search of the hidden nuggets just waiting to be found. 

Inspired by the true story of Felix Pedro, a prospector who launched one of the richest gold rushes in Alaska’s history, the book offers a glimpse into American history as well as educates how gold panning works in a fun and exciting way. Pedro’s Pan is a whimsical tale of one man and his gold pan’s journey in the wake of the Gold Rush.

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Through both the main account and the more explicit step-by-step instructions at the back, readers will get clear ideas of how panning for gold is done, and also how insanely difficult it is. In Souva’s stylized illustrations, both prospector and big round pan sport faces that generally mirror each other’s expressions amid cone-shaped trees and mountains, as fish, birds, and even bears look on benevolently.
— Booklist

A sweet little nugget of a story.
— Kirkus Reviews