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By the Great Horn Spoon! (Reprint) (Paperback) (Sid Fleischman & Eric Von Schmidt)
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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.
Jack and the butler stow away on a side-wheeler bound for California where they join the Gold Rush of 1849
Number of Pages: 193
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
Sub-Genre: Action + Adventure / General
Publisher: Little Brown & Co
Age Range: 9-12 years
Author: Sid Fleischman & Eric Von Schmidt
Street Date: April 30, 1988
Item Number (DPCI): 248-72-5318
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A must read!
5 out of 5 stars
Kris — 1 year ago
I actually received a different copy of this book then the one pictured. It has a different cover and different illustrations inside. I was pretty disappointed! :( But, this book is amazing. My daughter read it in 4th grade, and I had to buy it it was that good! A must read with your kids!