Boom Town by Sonia Levitin

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"Bored by cabin life in the sparse settlement, Amanda figures out how to bake a gooseberry pie in the family's crude wood stove. Soon the prospectors are paying for her pies, and her business success spills over onto other folks, who decide to settle there.... [An] entertaining lesson in history and human nature." - The Horn Book
 

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Published February 1, 2004 by Perfection Learning. 30 pages
Genres: Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Smith's detailed watercolors are full of charm: Amanda's red ribbons match her gingham dress, a baby sister sleeps on a ferocious- looking bearskin rug in the cabin, and expressive, cartoony characters festoon the western landscape.

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In this sequel to Nine for California, Levitin and Smith mine a nugget of American history and turn it into picture book gold.

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