How to Get Rich in the California Gold Rush


Subtitle: An Adventurer's Guide to the Fabulous Riches Discovered in 1848
by Tod Olson
illustrated by Scott Allred

This lighthearted title posits itself as a 'guide' on the gold rush, written by a prospector who left his home for riches out west. The design is fabulous-- full of real historical images and posters and postcards, which are paired with detailed and humorous illustrations, all of which are done with an old-timey appeal.

This title got *starred* reviews from School Library Journal and Booklist.

School Library Journal ended their review by saying, "Richly illustrated with a mix of historically authentic lithographs and...drawings, this book is a colorful and lively introduction to the period for young history buffs."

Interest Level:  Grade 5+


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