The gold rush

by Ketchum, Liza, 1946-

Format: Print Book 1996
Availability: Available at 3 Libraries 3 of 3 copies
Available (3)
Location Collection Call #
CLP - Main Library First Floor Children's Department - Non-Fiction Collection qj F865.K4 1996
Location  CLP - Main Library
Collection  First Floor Children's Department - Non-Fiction Collection
Call Number  qj F865.K4 1996
CLP - Squirrel Hill Children's Non-Fiction Collection qj F865.K4 1996
Location  CLP - Squirrel Hill
Collection  Children's Non-Fiction Collection
Call Number  qj F865.K4 1996
Shaler North Hills Library Juvenile Non-Fiction j 979.4 K
Location  Shaler North Hills Library
Collection  Juvenile Non-Fiction
Call Number  j 979.4 K
Illustrates the event which drew thousands of people to California and its effect on the gold seekers, the Spanish settlers, and the native Indian tribes who lived there.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Gr. 5 and up. With Ken Burns and Stephen Ives' eight-part PBS television documentary series on the West coming up in September, this three-volume companion set for young readers will be in great demand, not only right now, with the publicity hype, but also for long-term curriculum support and personal reading. As in Burns' TV series The Civil War, the focus is on individual people, both the famous and the little known, many of whom tell their stories in their own words, from the Native Americans who lost their land, to the cowboys and prospectors who came to pursue their dreams. With a detailed text and black-and-white photos on every page, the books will attract browsers as well as students doing research, and despite the tag "for children," all these books are also for YAs and adults, who may find some of the essays and discussion in Geoffrey Ward's dense companion volume for adults The West [BKL Je 1 & 15 96] hard going. This is certainly the year of the West in books for young people. Teachers will want to use these histories with Karen Cushman's novel The Ballad of Lucy Whipple (see starred review on p.1904), about a girl and her mother caught up in the gold rush, and with Russell Freedman's moving biography of Crazy Horse and Rhoda Blumberg's account of the transcontinental railroad, both starred in BKL Je 1 & 15, 1996. Together, history, biography, and fiction explore enduring American myths of adventure, home, and exile. --Hazel Rochman"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Subjects Gold mines and mining -- California -- History -- 19th century -- Juvenile literature.
Gold mines and mining -- California -- History -- 19th century.
California -- Gold discoveries -- Juvenile literature.
California -- Gold discoveries.
Publisher Boston :Little, Brown,1996
Edition 1st ed.
Language English
Description 118 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages 113-115) and index.
ISBN 0316591335
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