The Gold Rush


Join the thousands of people from all over the world who rushed to California between 1848 and 1854 in search of gold. Learn everything from what it was like work in a gold-mining camp to how San Francisco suddenly grew from a village to a thriving city.
Read More Show Less
... See more details below
$7.19 price
(Save 10%)$7.99 List Price

Pick Up In Store

Reserve and pick up in 60 minutes at your local store

Other sellers (Paperback)
  • All (5) from $2.33   
  • New (2) from $4.06   
  • Used (3) from $2.33   
Note: Kids' Club Eligible. See More Details.
Sending request ...


Join the thousands of people from all over the world who rushed to California between 1848 and 1854 in search of gold. Learn everything from what it was like work in a gold-mining camp to how San Francisco suddenly grew from a village to a thriving city.
Read More Show Less

Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal
Gr 4-6-Abundant illustrations and well-organized texts make these books solid choices. In manageable double-page chapters, each title provides a chronological overview of its topic. Yellow text boxes place the specific events within the larger historical context of the day. Green boxes provide details related to the book's topic. All three titles examine not only the determination of the settlers to explore, claim land, and search for wealth, but also the impact of these events on other groups such as the various tribes of Native Americans. Illustrations, replicas of period pieces, and black-and-white photographs add interest to the narratives, which are accessible but dry. Unfortunately, the lists for suggested reading are meager and do not include Web sites. For additional titles that bring the gold rush and the Lewis and Clark expedition to life, try Rosalyn Schanzer's Gold Fever! (1999) and How We Crossed the West (2002, both National Geographic).-Deanna Romriell, Salt Lake City Library, UT Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781403447722
  • Publisher: Heinemann-Raintree
  • Publication date: 9/28/2003
  • Series: The American Adventure Series
  • Pages: 32
  • Age range: 9 - 12 Years
  • Lexile: 850L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 8.20 (w) x 10.80 (h) x 0.30 (d)

Table of Contents

About This Book 3
Map of the United States of America 4
Introduction 5
Sutter's Mill: The Sawmill Where Gold was Found 6
Gold Fever: A Gold Nugget 8
Sacramento: A Miner's Shovel and Pick 10
Wagons Heading West: A Wagon on the California Trail 12
Getting There By Ship: An Oceangoing Passenger Sailing Ship 14
San Francisco Grows: A Saloon in San Francisco 16
The Mining Camps: A Gold-digger's Panning Cradle 18
Boomtowns: A New Building in a Boomtown 20
Digging Deeper: Steam Powered Crushing Mill 22
Ghost Towns: An Abandoned Mining-Town Building 24
California's Future: A Sack of Gold Coins 26
Historical Map of the United States 28
Glossary 30
Timeline of Events in This Book 31
Books to Read, Places to Visit 31
Index 32
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star


4 Star


3 Star


2 Star


1 Star


Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation


  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)