Season 7 - Episodes 3 & 4 - A Gold Rush Adventure
Books Mentioned in this Podcast
For fans of the I Survived series, this classic rollicking adventure about the California Gold Rush and one determined twelve-year-old has sold nearly a million copies! When Jack's aunt is forced to sell her beloved mansion but is still unable to raise enough money to pay her debts, the twelve-year-old goes to California in search of gold to help her. Joined by his trusty butler, Praiseworthy, Jack finds adventure and trouble at every turn. Will Jack strike gold in San Francisco or come home empty-handed?
The fourth globe-trotting installment in the exciting Secret Agents Jack and Max Stalwart series, by beloved children's author Elizabeth Singer Hunt (author of the award-winning Secret Agent Jack Stalwart series). Now Jack teams up with his older brother Max to solve a thrilling California puzzle, using their special training as Global Protection Force agents.
In the midst of the California Gold Rush, twelve-year-old Sarah and her family are living in the North as free Black people. Seeking a better life, Sarah's parents decide they will venture west on the Oregon Trail.
It’s 1851. You and your family are traveling 2000 miles from Independence, Missouri on the Oregon-California Trail hoping to strike it rich in the middle of the Gold Rush. You will face dangers including dehydration, sickness, bandits, starvation, and flash floods.
In 1849 a twelve-year-old girl who calls herself Lucy is distraught when her mother moves the family from Massachusetts to a small California mining town. There Lucy helps run a boarding house and looks for comfort in books while trying to find a way to return "home."
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!
A New York Public Library "Best Books for Kids 2019" choice in nonfiction history. Discover the whimsical tale of friendship between one man and his gold pan, and their journey in the wake of the Gold Rush.