Thursday, June 4, 2015

By the Great Horn Spoon! Sid Fleischman

By the Great Horn Spoon! by Sid Fleischman is an exuberantly lively and amusing adventure tale set during the California Gold Rush of 1849.  Ruben said, "Mom, why can't every book we read be like this one, then I would love school!"  I must admit, I was right there with him laughing out loud...only much more emotional since I cried too ;-)

As you follow Praiseworthy, the butler, and 12-year old Master Jack on their journey to California in hopes of striking gold to save Aunt Arabella's estate, you begin to see character, ingenuity, and charm at it's best.  Their adventures are hilarious and heartbreaking!   I will not spoil the ending, but hang in there, it's perfect.

Fleischman's Newbery Award Winner was also a winner in our home. It's no wonder By the Great Horn Spoon! is a Beautiful Feet, Sonlight, and TruthQuest history recommendation.

1 comment:

  1. Love that book. And I love that it was part of my school [smile].