By The Great Horn Spoon! (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition)

By The Great Horn Spoon! (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition)

by Sid Fleischman
     
 

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Full of coots, codgers, geezers, and outlaws, this is the rip-snortin’— and suspenseful— saga of a young man and his butler bound for California from Boston during the great Gold Rush.

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Full of coots, codgers, geezers, and outlaws, this is the rip-snortin’— and suspenseful— saga of a young man and his butler bound for California from Boston during the great Gold Rush.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Two tales of trickery and exaggeration by the Newbery Medalist feature adventures in the Old West and during the California Gold Rush. Ages 8-12. (April)
Publishers Weekly - Publishers Weekly
Listeners can find historic detail from America's early days in By the Great Horn Spoon! by Sid Fleischman, a novel set during the California Gold Rush of 1849. A full cast relays the exploits of 12-year-old orphan Jack Flagg and his butler, Praiseworthy, as they leave Boston (stowaways on a San Francisco-bound ship) and seek their fortunes in the wild and dangerous territory of the West. In addition to the fine narrator and leads, colorful schemers and villains abound on this high-octane recording. Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.
School Library Journal - School Library Journal
Gr 4-7-Listeners are in for a treat with this satisfying reading of Sid Fleischman's novel (Little, 1963). Brimming with riveting adventure, the story is set during the Gold Rush. The fast-moving plot follows the high spirited young Jack and his aunt's faithful butler, Praiseworthy, as they set out to strike it rich in order to support the financially strapped and beloved Aunt Arabella. As Jack and the loyal butler travel by sea and land, the pair meet a series of memorable characters such as the daring, crusty sea Captain Swain and the diabolical Cut-Eye Higgins. The individual personalities of the characters are reflected through the expressive voices rendered by the large cast of 24 readers. Jack and Praiseworthy are the most well-rounded characters. While some of the readers use more expression than others, Willard E. Lape, Jr.'s strong narration is crisp and well-paced. Bouncy folk-style music, appropriate to the historical setting, separates each chapter. This entertaining production is a worthy purchase for libraries with large children's audio collections.-Lynn K. Vanca, Akron-Summit County Public Library, OH Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780833513489
Publisher:
Demco Media
Publication date:
04/28/1988
Edition description:
THIS EDITION IS INTENDED FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY
Pages:
193
Product dimensions:
5.25(w) x (h) x (d)
Age Range:
8 - 11 Years

Meet the Author

SID FLEISCHMAN has written over three dozen books for young readers, including the Newbery Award winner The Whipping Boy. Mr. Fleischman lives in Santa Monica, California.

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