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Nine for California

by Levitin, Sonia, 1934-

Format: Print Book 1996
Availability: Available at 2 Libraries 2 of 2 copies
Available (2)
Location Collection Call #
CLP - Squirrel Hill Children's Picture Books j Fic Levitin,
Location  CLP - Squirrel Hill
 
Collection  Children's Picture Books
 
Call Number  j Fic Levitin,
 
 
Monroeville Public Library Juvenile Picture Books J E LEVITIN
Location  Monroeville Public Library
 
Collection  Juvenile Picture Books
 
Call Number  J E LEVITIN
 
 
Summary
"This lighthearted picture book puts a uniquely human face on the Gold Rush era.... Mama and her five kids...leave Missouri to meet Pa in far-off 'Californ-y,' where he's been working in the gold fields.... balanced with humor, rambunctious read-aloud language and a bounty of factual information about westward travel in the mid-1800s.... A solid-gold nugget of a history lesson." - Publishers Weekly, starred review
Published Reviews
Publisher's Weekly Review: "This lighthearted picture book puts a uniquely human face on the Gold Rush era, one with which any kid who's endured a long car trip will identify. Mama and her five kids, including narrator Amanda and Baby Betsy, leave Missouri to meet Pa in far-off "Californ-y," where he's been working in the gold fields. They join persnickety Mr. Hooper and dainty Miss Camilla in a crowded stagecoach for the 21-day trip. The group groans as Mama insists on bringing a huge, bulging sack that makes the coach all the more cramped. But when her bag of tricks saves the passengers from Indians, a buffalo stampede, robbers and even boredom, everyone stops complaining. Levitin (The Man Who Kept His Heart in a Bucket) crafts a text balanced with humor, rambunctious read-aloud language and a bounty of factual information about westward travel in the mid-1800s. Smith's (Scaredy Dog) characteristically rowdy watercolors are often funny, but they also exude a sweetness and sensitivity to the difficult conditions. And like the text, the illustrations provide clear frontier detail and fun facts, too, such as the "anatomy of a stagecoach" that appears on the back jacket. A solid-gold nugget of a history lesson. Ages 4-9. (Sept.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved"
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Additional Information
Subjects Coaching -- Fiction.
Frontier and pioneer life -- West (U.S.) -- Fiction.
Publisher New York :Orchard Books,1996
Other Titles 9 for California
Contributors Smith, Cat Bowman.
Language English
Description 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations, map ; 25 x 26 cm
ISBN 0531095274
0531088774 (lib. bdg.)
9780531071762 (pbk.)
0531071766 (pbk.)
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