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By the Great Horn Spoonby Sid Fleischman
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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!
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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