Because California's fourth grade social studies standards focus on the state's history this has become a go-to novel for literature studies. If not, you can download it for free from Adobe. Every day seems wide with possibility - as wide as the frontier. Your purchase benefits world literacy! The trip there is dangerous and changes Jack's young life forever. This book is a lark. We are privileged to do the work we do, and are continually thankful for the generosity and support from you, our loyal readers, listeners and friends.
This book, written in 1963, fits nicely with that trend, and was one of the few my dyslexic brother bought and read voluntarily. It is a bit difficult to begin, as the action takes a while to build. He dreamed of being free and of buying the freedom of his closest friends. Praiseworthy oh, goodness, that name! Even this scene is written to be humorous rather than frightening, but if a child is young enough to be scared by it but old enough to figure out what's going on, I would caution a parent to be careful. A copy that has been read, but remains in clean condition. This book is pure nostalgia for me. Jack Was stolen by cutting miners named him Good Luck he realized Good Luck had to San Francisco.
I only read this book thanks to my fascination with the illustrator Noelle Stevenson and her revealing on Tumblr that this is one of her childhood favorites, and a kind of desert-island book. I'm also not a fan of the representation of Chinese, Native American and Polynesian people in the boo By the Great Horn Spoon! Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. When Jack woke up he was safe from Boston to sleep with the pig, Higgins stole the captain br s sisters, Constance and went to get the coal bunkers. And as a writer in particular, I was awed by the way the author brought them through the ups and downs of pursuing, winning, and losing the goal they aimed for above all else - and finding against their will that what they thought they wanted most wasn't what they actually wanted and needed in the end. Lesson Summary This lesson covers the plot line of By the Great Horn Spoon! I'd thought of the book before but couldn't remember what it was called.
At ThriftBooks, our motto is: Read More, Spend Less. A full cast relays the exploits of 12-year-old orphan Jack Flagg and his butler, Praiseworthy, as they leave Boston stowaways on a San Francisco-bound ship and seek their fortunes in the wild and dangerous territory of the West. Will Jack strike gold in San Francisco or come home empty-handed? Edit: Now I've reread the book and still loved it uncommon for books I read from when I was little. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Caddie especially likes to watch her friend Indian John build birchbark canoes at the river.
When Jack's aunt is forced to sell her beloved mansion but is still unable to raise enough money to pay her debts, the twelve-year-old goes to California in search of gold to help her. Because Cut-Eye has also stolen the map to gold and Praiseworthy and Jack want it back, the travelers devise a plan saying that the crooked dentist needs to tend to Jack's ''toothache. All pages are intact, and the cover is intact. Used - Like New, Usually dispatched within 1-2 business days, Used Like New, no missing pages, no damage to binding, may have a remainder mark. Praiseworthy oh, goodness, that name! Watched the movie based on the book: The Adventures of Bullwhip Griffin. I can kind of see the appeal for a kid, but as an adult I just don't get it. It was hard to tell sometimes whether his opinions were born out of understated brilliance or charming naivety--or both! May contain limited notes, underlining or highlighting that does affect the text.
There's some mild, tame violence, limited to things like a bloodless and humourous stagecoach robbery, a man getting walloped in a fistfight, and someone being bucked from a mule, all of which are funny rather than scary even for a very young reader. A Boston boy named Jack and his butler Praiseworthy seek fortune in California when Jack's Aunt Arabella can't afford to keep up the family estate anymore. I first read it as a teen, and I reread it now as an adult, and I enjoyed it highly both times, as did my younger siblings in the target age group. As Jack and Praiseworthy set out for California, they are quickly robbed by thieves. The spine may show signs of wear. Pages can include considerable notes-in pen or highlighter-but the notes cannot obscure the text. This is a tale full of engaging adventure and laugh-out-loud wit, and I felt like I was right there with the tenacious heroes through each obstacle and victory.
I'd thought of the book before but couldn't remember what it was called. Listening to this audio in the car. One of my favorite things about this book was another relationship, in addition to that of the main duo. The adventures of Jack and Praiseworthy help solidify my students' understanding of the various routes to California, and the struggles and triumphs that the travelers faced. Usually dispatched within 4-5 business days, 100% Money Back Guarantee. The prof said that she was impressed by my stand and decided to poll the whole class and give us a choice.
His devotion to Arabella - and the reasons behind it - also give the entire story an unexpected emotional impact that I found very satisfying. This is a tale full of engaging adventure and laugh-out-loud wit, and I felt like I was right there with the tenacious heroes through each obstacle and victory. The ending was so perfect!!!!!!! Used - Good, Versandfertig in 1 - 2 Werktagen, Versand aus Schottland, Versandzeit 7-21 Tage. The spine may show signs of wear. The writing was witty, the characters were clever and lovable, and we were on the edge of our seats to see how it would end right up until the last page. Jack is not by himself though, so with him is his butler named Praiseworthy.