In this rollicking adventure set during the California Gold Rush, Jack's aunt is forced to sell her beloved mansion to meet her debts. She is still unable to raise enough money to pay her creditors, and twelve-year-old Jack goes to California in search of gold to help her. Joined by his trusty butler, Praiseworthy, Jack finds adventure and trouble at every turn. Will Jack strike gold in San Francisco or come home empty-handed? This new edition features illustrations by Brett Helquist.
About the Author
SID FLEISCHMAN has written over three dozen books for young readers, including the Newbery Award winner "The Whipping Boy," Mr. Fleischman lives in Santa Monica, California.