Gold! Gold from the American River!

By Brown, Don

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ISBN
978-1-59643-223-9
Publisher
Flash Point Roaring Brook


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School Library Journal

Reviewed on February 1, 2011

Gr 4–6—This colorful book recounts the discovery of gold in the American West circa 1848. From James Marshall's discovery through the treacherous trip by more than 300,000 migrants willing to leave home to try their luck, Brown relates their history through firsthand accounts from the Library of Congress and personal stories of success and failure. The author offer...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Magazine

Reviewed on January 1, 2011

Following the success of his other Actual Times history picture books—Let It Begin Here! (rev. 1/09); All Stations! Distress! (rev. 9/08)—author-illustrator Brown turns his earthy palette and voice to the California Gold Rush. Well-composed watercolors convey action and emotion, giving just enough detail and variety of backdrops to visually enliven Brown's narrative (although he's forgotten to give the buffalo any grass to graze on). His unique tone is both larger-than-life and precisely detail...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Guide

Reviewed on January 1, 2011

Brown turns his earthy palette and voice to the California Gold Rush. His unique tone is both larger-than-life and precisely detailed, and ...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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