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ISBN13: 9780316286121
ISBN10: 0316286125
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Jack very nearly jumped a foot. "By the Great Horn Spoon!" he yelled. "Look!"

"I see it!" "Pay dirt!" and Praiseworthy exclaimed, "Yeller as can be!"

The gold revealed itself like bits of sunlight trapped in the loosened earth. The two partners flung their hats in the air. In sheer exuberance they clasped arms and swung around and around in the oblong pit. "We've done it, Jack, we've done it!" Praiseworthy roared. "We've struck it rich!

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In this rollicking adventure set during the California Gold Rush, Jack's aunt is forced to sell her beloved mansion to meet her debts. She is still unable to raise enough money to pay her creditors, and twelve-year-old Jack goes to California in search of gold to help her. Joined by his trusty butler, Praiseworthy, Jack finds adventure and trouble at every turn. Will Jack strike gold in San Francisco or come home empty-handed?

This new edition features illustrations by Brett Helquist.

About the Author

Sid Fleischman is a Newbery Award-winning author who has written many distinguished books for children over the past several decades. He lives and works in California.

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april61, January 16, 2012 (view all comments by april61)
For asdf, why should school reading be "pleasure reading?" Sometimes, it takes some digging to get to the gems contained within a book! Perseverance pays off--some of the best books are the most difficult books in the English language!
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By The Great Horn Spoon is one of the world's interesting books!!
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hawaiiteachergirl, April 27, 2008 (view all comments by hawaiiteachergirl)
I use this book for our study of the California Gold Rush. The students in my class, including the girls, are really enjoying it (we are reading it now). As we read, they search for figurative language (oodles of it!), examples of Praiseworthy's cleverness, nicknames, and Praiseworthy's character traits/evidence of such (I have made it into a contest). I find the book to be very enjoyable and it provides lots of good information about the California Gold Rush in a fun format.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780316286121
ill.:
Von Schmidt, Eric
Author:
Von Schmidt, Eric
Author:
Fleischman, Sid
Author:
Helquist, Brett
Author:
Von Schmidt, Eric
Publisher:
Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Location:
Boston
Subject:
California
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Children's fiction
Subject:
Action & Adventure
Subject:
People & Places - United States
Subject:
Historical - United States - 19th Century
Subject:
Children's 9-12 - Fiction - Historical
Subject:
Gold mines and mining
Subject:
Action & Adventure - General
Subject:
California Gold discoveries.
Subject:
Children s-Adventure Stories
Copyright:
Series Volume:
no. 579
Publication Date:
19880431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 3 up to 7
Language:
English
Illustrations:
, Yes
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
7.54x5.00x.55 in. .30 lbs.
Age Level:
09-12

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"Synopsis" by , In this rollicking adventure set during the California Gold Rush, Jack's aunt is forced to sell her beloved mansion to meet her debts. She is still unable to raise enough money to pay her creditors, and twelve-year-old Jack goes to California in search of gold to help her. Joined by his trusty butler, Praiseworthy, Jack finds adventure and trouble at every turn. Will Jack strike gold in San Francisco or come home empty-handed?

This new edition features illustrations by Brett Helquist.

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