What Was the Gold Rush?

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!

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By Takuya (Tokyo, 40, Japan) · ★★★★☆ · July 07, 2013
penguin level3
Time 7/6 50min 7/7 20min
7 word summary Calfornia-19-century-people-seek-gold-America

Discussion question

In this story, many people tried to get much gold.

Have you ever tried to get something enthusiastically?

Yes, I have. When I was junior high school student, I trid to get many J-po... ...more
By Daiki (Matsusaka, Japan) · ★★★★☆ · July 22, 2013
Grosset & Dunlap Penguin Group

Date & time : 7/22(Mon.)=65min30sec. / Total=65min30sec.

7-word summary
1.California 2.Newspaper 3.West 4.Ship 5.Miners 6.Crimes 7.Harder

Discussion Question:
Q: If the Gold Rush happened again, would you go to get gold? Why (not)?

A: No, I would not. It is becaus... ...more
By Nathaniel (The United States) · ★★★★☆ · August 24, 2014
I liked it. They talked about a few other gold rushes too. The biggest rush in America, the California Gold Rush. - that's how it became a state. After the gold rush a lot of towns became ghost towns. A lot of people went just to become rich, but most of them didn't. ...more
By Murray5thgrade2015 (Fairfield, CT) · October 16, 2014
Joan Holub tells a story of people back when the gold rush sweeped through the United States of America. If you are looking for a quick book full of facts this book is for you! ...more
By Caleb (The United States) · ★★★★☆ · August 23, 2014
I liked what was the gold rush ...more
By Lisa · ★★★★☆ · October 24, 2013
A wonderful, easy-to-read look at the California Gold Rush and its impact on our country. The illustrations are well-done, add to the text and draw the reader in. ...more
By Brianna · ★★★☆☆ · May 20, 2013
Informative, kids enjoyed learning about what they watch on Discovery channel. ...more
By Sarah Mae (Hawthorne, CA) · ★★★★☆ · June 27, 2013
I like the illustrations ...more