Whaho! Bang! Bang! Sorry folks, didn't mean to scare you there. Anyway, welcome to Sacramento 1852 where the gold rush was found. We've all been waiting here to tell you about the new book Sid fleischman wrote about us, By The Great Horn Spoon. I'm sure you're just happy enough to be on land and alive. I don't really like those sea voyages myself but it's the safest way to get to California. So let's walk into town and have us some lunch shall we? Oh, by the way . Have you heard of Bullwhip and Jamoka Jack? Jack is a mere scrawny boy. He's got blonde hair and brown eyes. He got his name by drinkig coffee and plenty of it. And Bullwhip? By gods, I hear he knocked a road-agent fifteen feet up hill! He's got brown hair and a shave of a beard, but he used to be called "Praiseworthy" the butler. They say they're going to see Doc Higgins, the dentist, at Shirtail Camp. They say he's a thief. I personally think he's a nice guy, but who's talking.
This whole story is about a boy, named Jack who figures out about the gold rush and decided that he wants to go to California and search for gold to help his Aunt Arebella who is going to lose her house. Jack and his butler, Praiseworthy, gets aboard as stowaways and crosses the dreadful Cape Horn to California. But they don't know about searching for gold. And you'll have to read the rest to find out how they get rich. The reader will like this book because it has a lot of good information about the gold rush, and it has fun turns and loops. Enjoy this book about the fun and treacherous gold rush.