Trading Mystery

Elementary: Grades 3–4


When Joseph and Lily travel home to Chicago from a train trip to Nebraska in 1898, they are surprised when they are joined by their very old and very grouchy Great-Uncle Boots, who they learn is coming to live with them! As Lily and Joseph get to know Uncle Boots, they explore the interesting history of the city's fur trade and grow to appreciate Uncle Boots's stories of life in early Chicago. Read more to discover the secrets Uncle Boots has locked up in his dusty old safe and to uncover his mysterious reasons for returning to Chicago!

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