How to Get Rich in the California Gold Rush follows the adventures of the charming, witty, fictitious Thomas Hartley as a way of offering a fascinating and fully historical portrait of life in the California gold fields. Archival imagery pairs with delightful and humorous artwork to produce a visual feast for the eyes. The inimitable Mr. Hartley’s guide is a unique snapshot of a key period in the economic development of our country—and a fun romp through time.
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Tod Olson is the author of In the Line of Fire: A Story about D-Day, as well as the nonfiction series Lost and the award-winning historical fiction series How to Get Rich. A Vermont College of Fine Arts MFA recipient,… More about Tod Olson
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Published by National Geographic Children’s Books Sep 09, 2008| 48 Pages| 8 x 10| Middle Grade (10 and up)| ISBN 9781426303166