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Hard gold

the Colorado gold rush of 1859, a tale of the Old West

1st ed.

Published by Scholastic Inc. in New York .
Written in English.

About the Book

Early's uncle (though he's more like a brother), Jesse, thinks he has the solution: to head West and dig for gold. Fueled by reports of prospectors striking it rich in the Rocky Mountains, Jesse can't think about anything but gold, and his determination to get to the western territories grows stronger by the day. Early is wild to go with him, as much for the adventure as for the gold. But the journey costs money--more than the boys can afford--and when Jesse flees during the night, after being accused of a robbery, Early doesn't know what to believe.

Then Jesse sends an electrifying message--that he has found gold, but his life is in danger--and Early knows he must do whatever it takes to find him, even if it means running away and joining a wagon train with a strange family. The journey is dangerous and full of hardships, and the closer the travelers get to their destination, the more ruined lives they encounter--lives consumed by the hunt for gold. Then to his horror, Early learns that Jesse has been accused of another, much bigger crime and has fled to a secret place in the mountains. Somehow, Early must get to him without leading Jesse's pursuers right to his door. And even if he succeeds, Early will still have to make the hardest choice of his life.

About the Edition

Determined to find his nineteen-year-old uncle and best friend, Jesse, who left for Colorado to find enough gold to pay the mortgage and save the family's Iowa farm, twelve-year-old Early Whittcomb joins up with a barber, his wife, and his daughter on a wagon train heading for the gold fields near Pike's Peak in 1858.

Table of Contents

How it began
My brothers
Bad news and good
Hard times, strange times
A whole lot of time
I find a way
I leave home
Lizzy
Westward, ho!
We head west
Mr. Mawr
News about Jesse
Farewell to Iowa
Into Nebraska
Stampede!
Going on
The long trail
Cherry Creek!
Denver House
Going after Jesse
Into the mountains
Gold Hill
Jesse
Escape!
The rest of my life
Glossary
Author's note
Acknowledgments
Bibliography
Illustration credits.

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (pages 228-229).

Ages 8-12.

A Junior Library Guild selection

Series
An I witness novel

The Physical Object

Pagination
229 pages :
Number of pages
229

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL26331212M
Internet Archive
isbn_9780545249096
ISBN 10
0545249090
ISBN 13
9780545249096
OCLC/WorldCat
747730234

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