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  • Published: New York : Hyperion Books for Children, c2008.
  • Year Published: 2008
  • Description: 229 p. : ill. ; 21 cm.
  • Language: English
  • Format: Book

Reading Level

  • Lexile: 740

ISBN/Standard Number

  • 9781423105190 (pbk.)
  • 1423105192 (pbk.)


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Hard gold : the Colorado gold rush of 1859, a tale of the Old West

by Avi, 1937-

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Call number: Y Fiction / Avi

Available Copies: Downtown Youth, Pittsfield Youth

Additional Details

"An I witness novel".

Includes bibliographical references (p. 228-229).

Determined to find his nineteen-year-old uncle and best friend, Jesse, who left for Colorado to find enough gold to pay the mortgage and save the family's Iowa farm, twelve-year-old Early Whittcomb joins up with a barber, his wife, and his daughter on a wagon train heading for the gold fields near Pike's Peak in 1858.

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