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Hard Gold: The Colorado Gold Rush of 1859: A Tale of the Old West

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 12, 2013

    Purchase!

    I loooooove this book so much. My class is reading it. It's a great book with great chracters. It's about the Colorado Gold Rush and has very exciting events in it. This is worth your money. PLEASE BUY!!!!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 13, 2012

    Savana

    Hi!!!¿!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 9, 2012

    Hard Gold!.

    Hard gold is a wonderful book i love how early is so sad when he cant wait to see if he finds jesse. Thanks fo making a great book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 1, 2012

    Awesome

    You really get a feel for what it was like back when the gold rush happened this everyone should read

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  • Posted September 1, 2010

    Gold Rush

    This is only the second book I've read by this author. I admire the writing style. His books are absorbing and highly entertaining. The character of Early, a fourteen year old boy is accurate and effortless. The young girl, Lizzy is precocious and bucks against the constraints of being a woman and acting "ladylike." The description of the prairie and barren heat sodden dessert enhance the feeling you are there beside Early.

    I love a good historical fiction novel. T he gaggle of people travelling is rooted in the mid 1800's and steeped in the get rich dreams of the Gold Rush. The rush of people from the east settling the west in their drive for riches shows the price that was paid. From burying loved ones on the way, to having hard won gold stolen, to a buffalo stampede and people facing the possibility of losing their farms due to greed and progress (the railroad) are all portrayed and plunk readers down in the era of westward expansion and the Colorado Gold Rush.

    Early experiences a heck of an adventure. Travelling in a wagon train to Colorado he gts his first sweetheart and learns how to fend for himself without his parents. The book is packed full of fiction adventure and historical fact.
    The only drawback was I listened to an audio version and was deprived of artwork that could have added to the educational and entertainment of reading about the well told fictional history. Read for entertainment or to had to a section of history taught in a classroom.. the book is highly recommended.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 26, 2008

    Fantastic read!

    As a school librarian, Avi has created another great book a reader just can't put down! The story takes you on a journey with Early and Lizzy to the gold hills of Colorado from the Iowa plains. From this you learn about a very important part of our history as a country and the settling of the west. Boomtowns and how present cities like Denver came to be and grew from the migration of many hopeful eastern emigrants hoping to get rich quick.

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    Posted April 4, 2011

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