Nancy Keane's Booktalks -- Quick and Simple
Derby, Pat.
New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2004
IL 4-8, RL 5.5
ISBN 0374399611
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There's gold!  During the 1840s, there was gold discovered in California.  Many, many people left their homes in the east to travel to the gold field.  They really believed that there was gold everywhere and they would get rich quickly.  Molly's dad is one of those.  He leaves his New Hampshire farm in the hands of Molly and her older brother.  But then sends for Malachi to join him in California.  But Molly decides to go instead.  Join her on her harrowing adventure west and find out what awaits her as she goes Away to the Goldfields!
SUBJECTS:     Voyages and travels -- Fiction.
                        Adventure and adventurers -- Fiction.
                        California -- Gold discoveries -- Fiction.
                        California -- History -- 1846-1850 -- Fiction.
                        Historical fiction.
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