Gold Rush Fever by Barbara Greenwood; Heather Collins (Illustrator)
Publication Date: 2001-09-01
The year is 1898. Over the last decade, North America has been ground down by a depression. Wages are low, jobs are scarce and people are getting desperate. Although Aunt Rachel isn't happy about 13-year-old Tim and his older brother, Roy, heading off to the Klondike Gold Rush, the possibility of striking it rich is hard to resist. Tim and Roy begin their trek to the Yukon filled with excitement. Little do they suspect the harsh realities they'll have to face: blinding snowstorms, raging rapids, backbreaking work and bitter disappointment. In this unique book, each chapter is followed with factual information, illustrations and photographs of the people and places of the time. In addition, easy-to-do activities help bring the historical period to life.
What Was the Gold Rush? by Joan Holub; Who HQ; Tim Tomkinson (Illustrator)
Publication Date: 2013-02-07
In 1848, gold was discovered in California, attracting over 300,000 people from all over the world, some who struck it rich and many more who didn't. Hear the stories about the gold-seeking "forty-niners!" With black-and white illustrations and sixteen pages of photos, a nugget from history is brought to life!
Stake a Claim! by Terry Collins; Dante Ginevra (Illustrator); Richard Bell (Consultant Editor)
Publication Date: 2014-01-01
When a spontaneous time leap sends Nickolas Flux back to the California Gold Rush, what's a teenage history buff to do? Join the scramble to strike it rich, of course! From meeting John Sutter to panning for gold, Nick must survive one of the most pivotal events of American Westward Expansion.
The California Gold Rush by Joe Dunn; Ben Dunn (Illustrator); National Geographic Learning Staff
Publication Date: 2007-09-01
California, 1849. The Wild West became the destination for many Americans in 1849. Gold fever had struck when a gold nugget was discovered in the American River. Soon, people were coming from the East any way they could to cash in on the riches! Join the rush helped expanded the settlement of the United States in this stunning graphic novel. Maps, timelines, glossaries, and indexes make these titles an exciting addition to classroom discussion.
The California Gold Rush by Jean F. Blashfield
Publication Date: 2000-07-01
Describes adventures and disasters in the lives of people who rushed to the gold mines of California in 1848 and explains how this event sparked the state's development.
The California Gold Rush by Marcia Amidon Lüsted
Publication Date: 2014-08-01
This book relays the factual details of the California Gold Rush. The narrative provides multiple accounts of the event, and readers learn details through the point of view of a builder working on Sutter's Mill when gold was discovered, a '49er who left New York for California, and a prospector from Chile who came by ship to California to find riches. The text offers opportunities to compare and contrast various perspectives in the text while gathering and analyzing information about a historical event.