California Gold Rush

By The Great Horn Spoom

How did I get interested?:


Read and listened to By the Great Horn Spoon, by Sid Fleishman, read by Kara Shallenberg (the URL for Kara is: Her read-aloud are just great. You should try one!

What happens in By the Great Horn Spoon:

Praiseworthy, the butler, and Jack need to go and find gold before Jack’s Aunt Arabella sells their house back in Boston.

When does this book take place: 1849 thru 1850, 2 years

Main Characters:Praiseworthy and Jack

Why I chose this book: My mom put the readaloud by Kara on (see above)

What I learned: If you run out of money, then go to California and mine some gold!  Haha, actually when you run into a problem, perseverance and patience does the trick.

Cool Facts: How they were able to stake a claim.