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How to Get Rich in the California Gold Rush: An Adventurer's Guide to the Fabulous Riches Discovered in 1848
by Tod Olson (Goodreads Author)
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 snapsho ...more
Hardcover, 48 pages
Published September 9th 2008 by National Geographic Children's Books
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Summary: "How to Get Rich in the California Gold Rush” follows the fictitious Thomas Hartley as he and two friends travel to California from Boston in order to hunt for gold. They travel by boat via the Panama route to San Francisco, and finally on to Sacramento and the Sierra Nevada foothills. They find nothing but bad fortune for many months and decide to split up. Thomas manages to have moderate success with one group of miners until their water wheel is washed downstream during a storm. With ...more
Tod Olson is author of the historical fiction series HOW TO GET RICH, a Booklist Top Ten Series Non Fiction for Youth selection (don't tell them, but it's fiction). The first book in his new narrative nonfiction series, LOST, will be published by Scholastic in Fall 2016. Tod lives with his family in Vermont and holds an MFA from Vermont College of the Fine Arts.More about Tod Olson...