By the Great Horn Spoon!

By the Great Horn Spoon!

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Description

In this moving tale of love and adventure, Jack's aunt is forced to sell her beloved mansion to meet her debts. She is still unable to raise enough money to pay her creditors, and Jack goes to California in search of gold in order to help her. Text copyright 2004 Lectorum Publications, Inc.
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Product details

  • 9-12
  • Paperback | 193 pages
  • 127 x 190 x 14mm | 200g
  • Little, Brown and Company
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • illustrations
  • 0316286125
  • 9780316286121
  • 101,428

Review Text

This adventure tale, set in the Gold Rush days, is "another uncommonly original...delectable story, told, and illustrated with zest and gusto to the very last page."-The Horn Book
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Review quote

This adventure tale, set in the Gold Rush days, is another uncommonly original...delectable story, told, and illustrated with zest and gusto to the very last page.--The Horn Book
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About Sid Fleischman

The Newbery Award-winning author of The Whipping Boy, Sid Fleischman is an author of more than sixty children's books, as well as screenplays, novels for adults, and books on magic. He lives in California.
Brett Helquist is the illustrator of many books, including the New York Times bestselling A Series of Unfortunate Events by Lemony Snicket. He is also the author of Bedtime for Bear and Roger, the Jolly Pirate. He grew up in Utah and now lives in Brooklyn, New York.
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Rating details

6,172 ratings
4.09 out of 5 stars
5 41% (2,540)
4 35% (2,163)
3 18% (1,085)
2 4% (274)
1 2% (110)

Our customer reviews

"Dont be put off by the cover of this book - I nearly was. But my 7yo and 9yo really enjoyed this story. Sid Fleischman manages to portray the harsh times of the gold rush with gentleness and humour. We looked up the route of the steamboat, we enjoyed the history of the tale, and we discussed the economics. And we are really going to miss Jack and Praisworthy !!"show more
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