The California Gold Rush
by
 
Friedman, Mel, 1946-

Title
The California Gold Rush

Author
Friedman, Mel, 1946-

ISBN
9780531205815
 
9780531212448

Publication Information
New York : Children's Press, c2010.

Physical Description
48 p. : col. ill. ; 23 cm.

Contents
"Ready, set, gold!" : what was found at Sutter's sawmill? -- An island called California : what did Spanish explorers hope to find in California? -- Gold fever! : why was travel to California so dangerous? -- Life in the land of gold : why was it hard for miners to make money? -- Panning for gold : how much did the biggest lump of gold found in California weigh? -- The dark side : what was the Chinese name for California? -- End of the gold rush : how did the gold rush help America?

Abstract
Discover the brief, brutal period of U.S. history known as the gold rush. Characterized by hope, greed, enterprise and thug rule, the gold rush transformed life in America--and began in January, 1848, with James Marshall's accidental discovery of gold in California.

Program Information
Accelerated Reader AR LG 5.5 0.5 135169.
 
Reading Counts RC 3-5 6.2 2 Quiz: 48604.

Geographic Term
California -- Gold discoveries -- Juvenile literature.
 
California -- History -- 1846-1850 -- Juvenile literature.

Reading Level JCPL
900LEXILE.

Series
A true book
 
True book.

Target Audience Note
900 Lexile.

Format
Book


Material TypeShelf NumberBarcodeLibraryStatus
BookJ THEN&NOW 979.404 FRIE32530607267034Main JCPLChildren's Library