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By the Great Horn Spoon!
By the Great Horn Spoon
Author: Sid Fleischman, Eric von Schmidt (Illustrator)
If your money has run out, why not mine some gold in California? It seemed obvious to 12 year old Jack and his seafaring companion and butler, Praiseworthy. Join them as they stow away on a ship bound for California with the hope of striking it rich so that Jack's Aunt  Arabella won't lose her estate -- the home where she has raised...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780316286121
ISBN-10: 0316286125
Publication Date: 4/30/1988
Pages: 193
Reading Level: Ages 9-12
  • Currently 4.3/5 Stars.

4.3 stars, based on 26 ratings
Publisher: Little, Brown
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
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An engaging and comical adventure of a boy and his butler determined to find gold and save the family estate. Great for the whole family!
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This would be a good book to teach kids about The Gold Rush. It centers around Jack and a butler named Praiseworthy, who travel to the gold fields to try to make a fortune. They sail with many unsavory characters and meet many more as they try to find gold.

Praiseworthy, a butler who more than lives up to his name, is Jack's protector and partner. They get in many scrapes and adventures along the way as they try to strike it rich.

An enjoyable adventure story.
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Classic Gold Rush adventure story, written in 1963. Perfect for any 12 year old who wants to travel somewhere with their butler.
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Back of book says: The year is 1849 and the California Gold Rush is on. together with his intrepid butler Praiseworthy, young Jack Flagg sets out to save his pretty Aunt Arabella's fortune. On a ship bound from Boston to the California gold fields, they stow away in potato barrels...and their wild, swasbuckling adventures begin.

I say: This is the book from which Disney's film "Adventures of Bullwhip Griffin" came. Lots of fun, good plot, lots of historical detail.