They always got in the way of the books I actually wanted to read. All pages are intact, and the cover is intact. Jack tells them that Azariah's potatoes were very juicy, and that by sticking Gaunt's grapes in them the grapes would survive. Watched the movie based on the book: The Adventures of Bullwhip Griffin. And somehow, even though it came right to the brink of over-the-top, it never quite crossed that line. It was far from boring, and I think kids who are fascinated by the Gold Rush and the Wild West will love it even more than I did.
Not a wasted word in this book, kids will nevertheless enjoy a frolicking journey with a feel good ending despite the perils and setbacks the heroes encounter. Later in the day, when Praiseworthy and Jack enter Hangtown, they discover that the miners in Hangtown heard about Praiseworthy punching the road agent and knocking him uphill. The characters just refuse to give up and make the most of I read it years ago and loved it. With a stubborn stick-to-itiveness, Hattie faces frost, drought, and blizzards. I managed it this time by skimming every time I thought about quitting. This book is a lark.
A copy that has been read, but remains in clean condition. A friend who is a children's librarian told me it's boring. I'd thought of the book before but couldn't remember what it was called. About this Item: Turtleback Books. I loved his attitude and ingenuity.
It's old stuff, but the kids really enjoy it. He's such a perfectly drawn character and I like to see how he responds to events. The ending was so perfect!!!!!!! It was far from boring, and I think kids who are fascinated by the Gold Rush and the Wild West will love it even more than I did. Read it with my 4th graders. The adventures of Jack and Praiseworthy help solidify my students' understanding of the various routes to California, and the struggles and triumphs that the travelers faced.
Rollicking fun read-aloud filled with adventure. At ThriftBooks, our motto is: Read More, Spend Less. May contain limited notes, underlining or highlighting that does affect the text. Hurt my head to listen to him. My sources are completely silent on the origins of the saying, so I turned to the experts at the American Dialect Society.
Pages can include limited notes and highlighting, and the copy can include previous owner inscriptions. I read this book in elementary school, and I remember it being one of the few required-reading books that I actually enjoyed. Consumed by hatred, Daniel leads a dangerous life living with an outlaw band in the hills outside his village, spying and plotting, impatiently waiting to take revenge. About this Item: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers. A Boston boy named Jack and his butler Praisewo This book is pure nostalgia for me. Pages can include considerable notes-in pen or highlighter-but the notes cannot obscure the text.
I loved it so much!!!! Praiseworthy is a wonderful character and the plots he hatches in order to escape from trouble, raise money, and care for Jack are so clever and fun to read about. The dust jacket is missing. This includes an ambitious captain, kind miners and even a horse doctor with a map that leads to gold. I read it years ago and loved it. 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.
This book got off to a slow start for me, and at first, I wasn't sure Jack, a young boy whose parents have died, lives in Boston with his Aunt Arabella. Sid Fleischman wrote his books at a huge table cluttered with projects: story ideas, library books, research, letters, notes, pens, pencils, and a computer. About this Item: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers. May contain limited notes, underlining or highlighting that does affect the text. It was hard to tell sometimes whether his opinions were born out of understated brilliance or charming naivety--or both! I was amazed at how each detail and character played a role, even though I would not have predicted it. Pages can include considerable notes-in pen or highlighter-but the notes cannot obscure the text. Really enjoyable historical adventure for kids, featuring a plucky, wide eyed boy protagonist and his resourceful, indomitably hopeful butler.
They come from Boston, with an enduring conflict of having not enough money. About this Item: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers. Jack and Praiseworthy are such an amazing duo of main characters, both individually and in their loyal partnership. That sounds the most likely explanation, even though its early history is unknown and there are some loose ends in the story. 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.