Item description for Boomtowns of the West (Life in the Old West) by Bobbie Kalman...
Overview The excitement of a goldrush, the arrival of a railroad, or a strong coal deposit could turn a sleepy little village into a boomtown overnight! Children learn about real Old West boomtowns and the businesses, justice systems, and entertainment in these bustling cities that sometimes turned into ghost towns. Full color.
Publishers Description Bobbie Kalman, author of the acclaimed Historic Communities and Early Settler Life series, explores the action and adventure that made the West famous. In the latter part of the 19th century, more than half a million pioneers headed west to carve out a future on an unknown frontier. Some were drawn by the offer of cheap land and the promise of religious freedom while others had high hopes of finding gold. Thrilling, authentic photos and full-color illustrations recreate what life was really like for these cowboys, adventurers, and immigrants in this rough-and-ready era in our history.
A gold rush or the arrival of a railroad could turn a sleepy village into a boomtown overnight Authentic photographs feature the townspeople of Boomtowns of the West and the often difficult conditions in which they lived. Detailed illustrations help show: -- how towns were built -- what kinds of businesses sprang up -- the role women played in boomtowns -- the dangerous job of sheriff -- the railroad's devastating impact on Native peoples
Citations And Professional Reviews Boomtowns of the West (Life in the Old West) by Bobbie Kalman has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -
School Library Journal - 09/01/1999 page 236
Ingram Children's Advance - 06/01/1999 page 54
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Studio: Crabtree Publishing Company
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 10.66" Width: 7.6" Height: 0.17" Weight: 0.4 lbs.
Release Date Nov 8, 2001
Publisher Crabtree Publishing Company
ISBN 0778701107 ISBN13 9780778701101
Availability 0 units.
More About Bobbie Kalman
Bobbie Kalman is the award-winning author of more than 400 non-fiction books. She established herself as a leading author in children’s non-fiction in the 1980’s and 90’s with two acclaimed series about pioneer life, The Early Settler Life Series (15 titles) and The Historic Communities Series (31 titles), both published by Crabtree Publishing. She has created many of Crabtree’s most popular series, which also include The Native Nations of North America Series (19 titles), The Lands, Peoples, and Cultures Series (93 titles), and The Science of Living Things Series (32 titles), among others.
Born in Hungary in 1947, Bobbie and her family escaped to Austria during the Hungarian Revolution in 1956. The family spent several weeks there as refugees before immigrating to North America. A former teacher, Bobbie Kalman taught at both the elementary and secondary levels. She also spent several years working as an educational consultant for several publishing companies. Bobbie holds degrees in English, Psychology, and Education. She is married and has four children and three grandchildren.
Although best known for her non-fiction, Bobbie’s newest book is autobiographical. Released in September, 2006, Refugee Child is the account of Bobbie and her family’s escape from Hungary when she was just nine years old. Written to coincide with the 50th anniversary of the Hungarian Revolution in October of 2006, the book is told from the perspective of a young girl.