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The Gold Rush Kid

Author: Mary Waldorf

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780547562971

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 240

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When 12-year-old Billy McGee’s mother dies suddenly of typhoid fever, he and his older sister, Edna, are faced with the unhappy prospect of getting sent to live with distant relatives. Instead, Edna disguises herself as a boy, and the two set out from their home in Skagway, Alaska, for the Yukon Territory. They know that plenty of adults, with all the right equipment and supplies, have attempted the grueling trek over the mountains to Canada and haven’t made it. But Billy and Ed are determined to find their pa, who left for the gold fields two weeks earlier. With the help of a young man named Jack and a dog named Persey, the McGees persevere and adjust to life on the gold rush trail. Prospecting for gold isn’t quite the grand adventure Billy imagined it would be, though. Survival in such an unforgiving environment demands sacrifices. And sometimes, those sacrifices can seem horribly unfair—like having to say goodbye to a beloved pet. This deftly drawn tale of grit, luck, and survival is full of seamlessly integrated details of the Klondike gold rush of the 1890s. Told with humor and suspense, here is a fast-paced, action-packed story that will captivate the imaginations of adventure and historical fiction fans alike.

What Was the Gold Rush?

Author: Joan Holub

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101610298

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 112

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In 1848, gold was discovered in California, attracting over 300,000 people from all over the world, some who struck it rich and many more who didn't. Hear the stories about the gold-seeking "forty-niners!" With black-and white illustrations and sixteen pages of photos, a nugget from history is brought to life!

Gold Fever!

Tales from the California Gold Rush

Author: Rosalyn Schanzer

Publisher: National Geographic Books

ISBN: 9781426300400

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

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Uses lighthearted illustrations and excerpts from letters, journals, and newspaper articles to relate the story of the California Gold Rush of 1848.

If You Were a Kid During the California Gold Rush

Author: Josh Gregory

Publisher: Children's Press

ISBN: 9780531232149

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

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In 1848, gold was discovered in a California river, kicking off a period of time when thousands of people traveled to the West Coast with dreams of getting rich. Readers will get an up-close look at life during the California Gold Rush as they follow the adventures of Louise and Feng, two kids living in mining camp near San Francisco. Along the way, they will learn how prospectors mined for gold, what life was like in mining camps, and much more.

The California Gold Rush

A History Just for Kids

Author: KidCaps

Publisher: BookCaps Study Guides

ISBN: 1621073394

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 40

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If you think the gold rush was all about money and getting rich, think again! Most people didn't get rich at all. In this book, just for kids, you will find out what really happened during the gold rush.

Jason's Gold

Author: Will Hobbs

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 9780061963698

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 240

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"Gold!" Jason shouted at the top of his lungs. "Read all about it! Gold discovered in Alaska!" Within hours of hearing the thrilling news, fifteen-year-old Jason Hawthorn jumps a train for Seattle, stow away on a ship bound for the goldfields, and joins thousands of fellow prospectors attempting the difficult journey to the Klondike. The Dead Horse Trail, the infamous Chilkott Pass, and a five-hundred-mile trip by canoe down the Yukon River lie ahead. With help from a young writer named Jack London, Jason and his dog face moose, bears, and the terrors of a subartic winter in this bone-chilling survival story. 00-01 Tayshas High School Reading List, 01-02 Young Hoosier Book Award Masterlist (Gr 4-6), 01-02 Young Hoosier Book Award Masterlist (Gr 6-8), 01-02 William Allen White Children's Book Award Masterlist, and 01 Heartland Award for Excellence in YA Lit Finalist Notable Children's Trade Books in the Field of Social Studies 2000, National Council for SS & Child. Book Council, 2000 Best Books for Young Adults (ALA), and 2000 Quick Picks for Young Adults (Recomm. Books for Reluctant Young Readers)

Gold! Gold from the American River!

January 24, 1848: The Day the Gold Rush Began

Author: Don Brown

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 1596432233

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 64

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Introduces young readers to the history of the California gold rush, describing the journey to California, the process of panning for gold, and the fortunes that this gold brought many different people.

The Ballad of Lucy Whipple

Author: Karen Cushman

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780547532882

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 208

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In 1849 a twelve-year-old girl who calls herself Lucy is distraught when her mother moves the family from Massachusetts to a small California mining town. There Lucy helps run a boarding house and looks for comfort in books while trying to find a way to return "home."

How to Get Rich in the California Gold Rush

An Adventurer's Guide to the Fabulous Riches Discovered in 1848

Author: Tod Olson,Scott Allred,Marc Aronson

Publisher: National Geographic Books

ISBN: 9781426303159

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 47

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The fictional Thomas Hartley gives readers a historical portrait of life in the California gold fields, offering a unique and witty snapshot of a key period in the economic development of the United States.

California History for Kids

Missions, Miners, and Moviemakers in the Golden State, Includes 21 Activities

Author: Katy S. Duffield

Publisher: Chicago Review Press

ISBN: 1569769664

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 144

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The rich story of the men and women who settled and built the Golden State is told in this engaging chronicle, from the first native inhabitants that arrived 9,000 years ago and the Spanish in the 1700s to the followers of the Gold Rush in 1848 and the Hollywood and Silicon Valley newcomers. They faced many struggles—including earthquakes, economic hardships, and the forced internment of Japanese citizens—yet they persevered. To get a better idea of the scope of California history and the lives of the state’s residents, children will create a Chumash rock painting, play the Miwok game of Hoop and Pole, bake and eat hardtack like a gold miner, design a cattle brand, assemble an earthquake preparedness kit, and more. This valuable resource also includes a time line of significant events, a list of historic sites to visit or explore online, and Web resources for further study.

Adventure in Gold Town

Author: Deborah Hopkinson

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781439113660

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 96

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The trip down the Yukon River from Lake Bennett to Dawson City is exciting and dangerous, but Davey's adventures don't end once he arrives at the bustling mining town. Dawson is overrun with sad-looking, abandoned dogs Davey longs to help, but what can a twelve-year-old boy do? And how will he ever find his uncle Walt among the thousands of people who have flocked to the Klondike in search of gold? Even more important, what will happen to him if he can't? But Davey's problems are forgotten when fire threatens to destroy the town. Will Dawson survive? And will Davey find what he's looking for among the ashes?

Call of the Klondike

Author: David Meissner,Kim Richardson

Publisher: Highlights Press

ISBN: 1629797847

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 168

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As thousands head north in search of gold, Marshall Bond and Stanley Pearce join them, booking passage on a steamship bound for the Klondike goldfields. The journey is life threatening, but the two friends make it to Dawson City, in Canada, build a cabin, and meet Jack London—all the while searching for the ultimate reward: gold! A riveting, true, action-packed adventure, with their telegrams, diaries, and letters, as well as newspaper articles and photographs. An author's note, timeline, bibliography, and further resources encourage readers to dig deeper into the Gold Rush era. Call of the Klondike has been awarded the 2014 Golden Kite Award for Nonfiction.

Gold Rush Fever

A Story of the Klondike, 1898

Author: Barbara Greenwood,Heather Collins

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781550748505

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 160

View: 6541

Set against the depression in 1898, a unique story follows brothers Tim and Roy as they embark on a journey fraught with danger to the Klondike Gold Rush, where they are faced with harsh conditions and bitter disappointment. Simultaneous. Jr Lib Guild.

California Gold Rush

A Guide to California in the 1850s

Author: Julie Ferris

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780753452189

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 31

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An informative and colorful travel guide, which includes a fold-out map, presents a look at the sites and society that existed in San Francisco during the time of the Gold Rush in the 1850s.

Days of Gold

The California Gold Rush and the American Nation

Author: Malcolm J. Rohrbough

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520216598

Category: History

Page: 569

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On the morning of January 24, 1848, James W. Marshall discovered gold in California. The news spread across the continent, launching hundreds of ships and hitching a thousand prairie schooners filled with adventurers in search of heretofore unimagined wealth. Those who joined the procession—soon called 49ers—included the wealthy and the poor from every state and territory, including slaves brought by their owners. In numbers, they represented the greatest mass migration in the history of the Republic. In this first comprehensive history of the Gold Rush, Malcolm J. Rohrbough demonstrates that in its far-reaching repercussions, it was the most significant event in the first half of the nineteenth century. No other series of events between the Louisiana Purchase and the Civil War produced such a vast movement of people; called into question basic values of marriage, family, work, wealth, and leisure; led to so many varied consequences; and left such vivid memories among its participants. Through extensive research in diaries, letters, and other archival sources, Rohrbough uncovers the personal dilemmas and confusion that the Gold Rush brought. His engaging narrative depicts the complexity of human motivation behind the event and reveals the effects of the Gold Rush as it spread outward in ever-widening circles to touch the lives of families and communities everywhere in the United States. For those who joined the 49ers, the decision to go raised questions about marital obligations and family responsibilities. For those men—and women, whose experiences of being left behind have been largely ignored until now—who remained on the farm or in the shop, the absences of tens of thousands of men over a period of years had a profound impact, reshaping a thousand communities across the breadth of the American nation.


The Tragic Fate of the California Indians from the Missions to the Gold Rush

Author: Jerry Stanley

Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers

ISBN: 9780517709528

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 103

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Chronicles the lives of the Native Americans of California from 1769 through the Gold Rush of the 1850s, recounting poignant stories of violence, destruction, hunger, disease, rebellion, and death.

Hurry Freedom

African Americans in Gold Rush California

Author: Jerry Stanley

Publisher: Crown Pub


Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 85

View: 902

Recounts the history of African Americans in California during the Gold Rush while focusing on the life and work of Mifflin Gibbs.

By the Great Horn Spoon!

Author: Sid Fleischman

Publisher: Perfection Learning

ISBN: 9780780712102

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 193

View: 6346

The year is 1849. Young Jack Flagg sets out to recoup his Aunt Arabella's fortune on a ship bound from Boston to the California gold fields. Thus begin the wild, swashbuckling adventures of a determined 12-year-old and his intrepid butler. Illustrations.

The Gold Rush

Chinese Immigrants Come to America (1848-1882)

Author: Jeremy Thornton

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc

ISBN: 9780823989591

Category: History

Page: 24

View: 6867

This book briefly describes the reasons for Chinese immigration to the United States during the late 19th century, and the challenges they faced on arrival.

Bound for Gold

A Peter Fallon Novel of the California Gold Rush

Author: William Martin

Publisher: Forge Books

ISBN: 076538423X

Category: Fiction

Page: 496

View: 4184

Rare-book dealer Peter Fallon returns in a thrilling historical novel about the California Gold Rush, by New York Times bestselling author William Martin Bound for Gold continues New York Times bestselling author William Martin’s epic of American history with the further adventures of Boston rare-book dealer Peter Fallon and his girlfriend, Evangeline Carrington. They are headed to California, where their search for a lost journal takes them into the history of Gold Rush. The journal follows young James Spencer, of the Sagamore Mining Company, on a spectacular journey from staid Boston, up the Sacramento River to the Mother Lode. During his search for a “lost river of gold,” Spencer confronts vengeance, greed, and racism in himself and others, and builds one of California’s first mercantile empires. In the present, Peter Fallon’s son asks his father for help appraising the rare books in the Spencer estate and reconstructing Spencer’s seven-part journal, which has been stolen from the California Historical Society. Peter and Evangeline head for modern San Francisco and quickly discover that there’s something much bigger and more dangerous going on, and Peter’s son is in the middle of it. Turns out, that lost river of gold may be more than a myth. Past and present intertwine as two stories of the eternal struggle for power and wealth become one. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

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