Matthew Lasley, Jacob Souva

Pedro's Pan

A Gold Rush Story

Alaska Northwest Books 2019


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.