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Boom town by Sonia Levitin

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Published by Orchard Books in New York .
Written in English



  • California


  • Frontier and pioneer life -- California -- Fiction.,
  • California -- History -- 1846-1850 -- Juvenile fiction.,
  • California -- History -- 1846-1850 -- Fiction.

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After her family moves to California where her father goes to work in the gold fields, Amanda decides to make her own fortune baking pies and she encourages others to provide the necessary services--from a general store to a school--that enables her town to prosper.

Edition Notes

Statementby Sonia Levitin ; illustrated by Cat Bowman Smith.
ContributionsSmith, Cat Bowman, ill.
LC ClassificationsPZ7.L58 Bo 1998
The Physical Object
Pagination1 v. (unpaged) :
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL1012648M
ISBN 100531300439, 0531330435
LC Control Number96053302

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