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The Gold Rush (Life in the Old West) [Paperback]

By Bobbie Kalman (Author)
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Item description for The Gold Rush (Life in the Old West) by Bobbie Kalman...

In search of large fortunes, thousands of hopeful prospectors crowded the Klondike region and California. The Gold Rush investigates one of the most thrilling and desperate times in North American history. Learn about the prospector's tools, gold rush towns, and the exhilaration of hitting "pay dirt!" 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.

In search of large fortunes, thousands of prospectors braved arduous treks west and north by sea, and by wagon train to California and the Klondike region. The Gold Rush investigates one of the most thrilling and desperate times in North American history. Exciting text details:
-- how a claim was staked
-- how the gold was retrieved by panning, digging, or hydraulic mining
-- the tools used to hit "pay dirt"
-- how prospectors lived in often difficult conditions
-- what role women and children played
-- the problem of lawlessness and harsh justice
-- the violation of the Native peoples' way of life

Citations And Professional Reviews
The Gold Rush (Life in the Old West) by Bobbie Kalman has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -

  • Ingram Children's Advance - 06/01/1999 page 59

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Item Specifications...

Studio: Crabtree Publishing Company
Pages   32
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 10.72" Width: 7.38" Height: 0.1"
Weight:   0.4 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Nov 8, 2001
Publisher   Crabtree Publishing Company
Age  9-12
Edition  New  
ISBN  0778701115  
ISBN13  9780778701118  

Availability  18 units.
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More About Bobbie Kalman

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.

Bobbie Kalman was born in 1947.

Bobbie Kalman has published or released items in the following series...
  1. Alphabasics
  2. Animal Family Adventures
  3. Colonial People
  4. Crabapples
  5. Crabtree Visual Dictionaries
  6. Earth's Endangered Animals (Paperback)
  7. Historic Communities (Paperback)
  8. Introducing Habitats
  9. It's Fun to Learn about Baby Animals (Paperback)
  10. Lands, Peoples, & Cultures (Paperback)
  11. Life Cycle of A...(Paperback)
  12. Life in the Old West
  13. Native Nations of North America (Paperback)
  14. Nature's Changes
  15. Science of Living Things (Paperback)
  16. Sports in Action (Paperback)
  17. Spotlight on My Country
  18. Vehicles on the Move

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Product Categories

1Books > Subjects > Children > Ages 9-12 > General
2Books > Subjects > Children > History & Historical Fiction > Exploration & Discovery
3Books > Subjects > Children > History & Historical Fiction > United States > 1800s
4Books > Subjects > Children > History & Historical Fiction > United States > General
5Books > Subjects > Children > History & Historical Fiction > United States > Other
6Books > Subjects > Children > People & Places > Social Science > General
7Books > Subjects > Children > People & Places > Social Science
8Books > Subjects > Children > People & Places > Where We Live > Country Life
9Books > Subjects > Children > Science, Nature & How It Works > Nature > Rocks & Minerals
10Books > Subjects > Children > Ages 9-12

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Great book  Mar 28, 2000
A very nice overview of the subject matter. I am intrigued by this period in history, and this book help clarify a lot of my questions.

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