Gold Fever by Verla Kay

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In this brief rhyming story set during the gold rush, Jasper leaves his family and farm to pursue his dream of finding gold.

About Verla Kay

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Verla Kay ( lives in Soulsbyville, California. S. D. Schindler is the popular illustrator of many bestselling picture books, including How Santa Got His Job, Big Pumpkin, the Math Start title Betcha!, and the 2005 Newbery Honor Book Whittington.
Published February 15, 1999 by Putnam Juvenile. 32 pages
Genres: Children's Books, Literature & Fiction, Westerns. Fiction

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Kay debuts with a rollicking tale about an idealistic farmer’s quest for gold and glory during the gold rush of 1849.

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As Kay tots up Jasper's provisions (""Packed a shovel,/ Pistol, pick,/ Goldpan, bedroll,/ Walking stick""), describes the often disagreeable conditions on the journey west (""Prairie-dust storm,/ River, rocks./ Desert, sagebrush,/ Holes in socks"") and sketches the disappointments that await (""G...

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