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Gold! Gold from the American River!: January 24, 1848: The Day the Gold Rush Began

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When James Marshall found a small, soft shiny stone in a California stream, he knew it could only be one thing: Gold! His cry of discovery would be heard around the world. In the third installment of Don Brown's Actual Times series, Gold! Gold from the American River! is the story of the California gold rush--the uncharted journey across hostile land, the laborious process
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Hardcover, 64 pages
Published February 15th 2011 by Flash Point
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Katie Lebkuecher
1. Twin Text: The Ghosts of Luckless Gulch, Anne Isaacs, 2008
2. The Ghosts of Luckless Gulch is a tall tale that can be paired with the non-fiction text, Gold! Gold from the American River!. This tall tale, which takes place during the California Gold Rush, enhances the non-fiction text by showing the kinds of stories that miners brought back from California or told in the camps at night.
3. Brown uses description to tell the story of how people came from all over the United States and around th
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Richie Partington
3 June 2011 GOLD! GOLD FROM THE AMERICAN RIVER!: JANUARY 24, 1848, THE DAY THE GOLD RUSH BEGAN by Don Brown, February 2011, Roaring Brook/Flashpoint, 64p., ISBN: 978-1-59643-223-9

Gold's a hot commodity today (as it's been for thousands of years). Walking through the mall the other day, there were two different kiosks where you could get top dollar for any gold you've recently dug up.

In reflecting upon Don Brown's fabulously engaging illustrated introduction to the California Gold Rush, I began w
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Andrea
Nice quick simple introduction to the California Gold Rush that captures both the fever and the hardships. The ample illustrations provide a good picture of not just California, but also the trek there. Brown doesn't shy away from the ugly side of the Gold Rush in either the illustrations or the text, but the excitement of the Gold Rush is maintained as well. The anecdote and delightful illustration of the boy who found $2700 of gold in two days reminds the reader why so many risked so much for ...more
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Mary Ann
From the discovery of gold at Sutter’s sawmill to the ships and wagon trains carrying miners to California readers begin the chronicle of searching for gold. The illustrations will add to the readers’ understanding of this time in history and are appropriate in encouraging them to learn more with its cleaned up retelling.
Amy Flanagan
A short fact book about the Gold Rush and the Forty-Niners. Great illustrations but can't believe listed 6th grade reading.
Edward Sullivan
An appealing, informative introduction to the California Gold Rush
Kylia
Aimed for much younger kids, but the information in it was useful.
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Don Brown is the award-winning author and illustrator of many picture book biographies. He has been widely praised for his resonant storytelling and his delicate watercolor paintings that evoke the excitement, humor, pain, and joy of lives lived with passion. School Library Journal has called him "a current pac
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