How to get rich in the California Gold Rush : an adventurer's guide to the fabulous riches disovered in 1848 ...

by Olson, Tod.

Format: Print Book 2008
Availability: Available at 6 Libraries 7 of 7 copies
Available (7)
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Bethel Park Public Library Juvenile Nonfiction j 979.4 OL
Location  Bethel Park Public Library
 
Collection  Juvenile Nonfiction
 
Call Number  j 979.4 OL
 
 
CLP - Main Library First Floor Children's Department - Non-Fiction Collection j F865.O44 2008
Location  CLP - Main Library
 
Collection  First Floor Children's Department - Non-Fiction Collection
 
Call Number  j F865.O44 2008
 
 
Community Library of Allegheny Valley - Harrison Children Non Fiction J 979.4 OLSON
Location  Community Library of Allegheny Valley - Harrison
 
Collection  Children Non Fiction
 
Call Number  J 979.4 OLSON
 
 
Mt. Lebanon Public Library Children's Non-Fiction j 979.4 Ols
Location  Mt. Lebanon Public Library
 
Collection  Children's Non-Fiction
 
Call Number  j 979.4 Ols
 
 
Northland Public Library Children's Nonfiction J 979.4 OL8
Location  Northland Public Library
 
Collection  Children's Nonfiction
 
Call Number  J 979.4 OL8
 
 
Northland Public Library Children's Nonfiction J 979.4 OL8
Location  Northland Public Library
 
Collection  Children's Nonfiction
 
Call Number  J 979.4 OL8
 
 
South Park Library Juvenile j979.4 OLS
Location  South Park Library
 
Collection  Juvenile
 
Call Number  j979.4 OLS
 
 
Summary
How to Get Rich in the California Gold Rush follows the adventures of the charming, witty, fictitious Thomas Hartley as a way of offering a fascinating and fully historical portrait of life in the California gold fields. Archival imagery pairs with delightful and humorous artwork to produce a visual feast for the eyes. The inimitable Mr. Hartley's guide is a unique snapshot of a key period in the economic development of our country--and a fun romp through time.National Geographic supports K-12 educators with ELA Common Core Resources.Visit www.natgeoed.org/commoncore for more information.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "*Starred Review* This first book in the How to Get Rich series deftly blends story with history to not only give readers an understanding of a gold rush but also to provide a lighthearted and engaging entry point into frontier life. The story (with a tongue-in-cheek claim to be true) follows three young men as they decide to try their luck as prospectors out west. Period lithographs are reproduced alongside original illustrations, all lending to the historical feel of the gold rush era, as the young men embark upon their journey, meet with moderate but backbreaking success, fall apart when they run out of money, and eventually all set out on their own to pursue different means of getting rich. This is where the book really shines showing how very few people actually got rich panning and mining for gold, but demonstrating that a vast number claimed shares of wealth by creating the various trades and services necessary to support the influx of people bustling into the new towns out west. A ledger on each page tracks the young men's finances in a genuinely exciting way, adding a sly element of math to this well-conceived and compulsively appealing book. Kids won't even realize how much they're learning.--Chipman, Ian Copyright 2008 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Subjects Frontier and pioneer life -- California -- Juvenile literature.
Gold mines and mining -- California -- History -- 19th century -- Juvenile literature.
Prospecting -- California -- History -- 19th century -- Juvenile literature.
Frontier and pioneer life -- California.
Gold mines and mining -- California -- History -- 19th century.
California -- Gold discoveries -- Juvenile literature.
California -- History -- 1846-1850 -- Juvenile literature.
California -- Gold discoveries.
California -- History -- 1846-1850.
Publisher Washington, D.C. :National Geographic,2008
Contributors Allred, Scott.
Aronson, Marc.
Language English
Notes "Neither the particulars of Mr. Hartley's journey, nor in fact the existence of Mr. Hartley himself, can be verified by independent means"--Editor's note.
Description 47 pages : illustrations (some color), maps (some color) ; 26 cm
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN 9781426303159 (trade : alk. paper)
1426303157 (trade : alk. paper)
9781426303166 (library : alk. paper)
1426303165 (library : alk. paper)
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