By the Great Horn Spoon PDF ☆ Great Horn PDF/EPUB

By the Great Horn Spoon ❮Download❯ ➽ By the Great Horn Spoon ➸ Author Sid Fleischman – Thomashillier.co.uk 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 Joined by his tru When Jack's aunt Great Horn PDF/EPUB ¾ 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 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.


10 thoughts on “By the Great Horn Spoon

  1. Mindy Mindy says:

    My son had to read this when he was in 5th grade and I read it at the same time We both loved this I think it was one of the best books he had to read in elementary school They were learning about the California gold rush and this was a great depiction of that time


  2. Angie Thompson Angie Thompson says:

    I don't know how on earth you can combine serious history with laugh out loud humor and make it work but this book pulled it off And somehow even though it came right to the brink of over the top it never uite crossed that line The very last scene which was 100% believable was also the one that made me laugh hardest Praiseworthy oh goodness that name was an incredible character and not always a predictable one It was hard to tell sometimes whether his opinions were born out of understated brilliance or charming naivety or both And I loved the way he and Jack kept giving away credit for their own ideas Jack's young boy perspective on everything was perfect as was the way he clung to and looked up to Praiseworthy in everything I'm still not uite sure why Praiseworthy approved the whole gold hunting scheme in the first place but everything worked out so no real complaints D45 starsContent smoking; several made up expressions used in place of swearing; one use of the French mon Dieu; one use of devils to refer to Indians


  3. Mary Mary says:

    I loved this book so much I'm in awe of the author's masterful skill with clever and entertaining humor; flawless complex plot; vivid colorful crisp writing; lifelike setting and characters; rich realistic and natural historical detail; hilarious action seuences; and compelling well developed characters 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 Jack and Praiseworthy are such an amazing duo of main characters both individually and in their loyal partnership Jack is such a sweet spirited cheerful resourceful brave and relatable young boy and I love him so much And Praiseworthy is amazing in every way Except maybe the cigars but he knows that already and they're funny To name a few of the things I love about him I love how capable confident courageous caring kind and clever he is Accidental alliteration my goodness And he's humble and refined and intelligent and tough and unflappable Also it doesn't hurt that he's tall and handsome and even striking as a miner than as a butler to describe him with the same word as a certain character uses But good looks are nothing without good character ualities and he has both in abundance It was so fun to watch the gradual transformation of his appearance and lifestyle piece by pieceAnd I adore the relationship between Jack and Praiseworthy I love how Praiseworthy looks out for and takes care of Jack I love how Jack looks up to him and relies on him And I love how the two of them stick together through all the ups and downs and work together as a team to overcome every challenge and solve every problem The progression if their relationship is wonderful from master and devoted butler to steadfast partners and maybe someday to something that Jack has always wished for It warms my heart to see how Praiseworthy fills in for orphaned lonely Jack's father and how another character mistook them for father and son to the delight of both Jack and me Both Jack and Praiseworthy had amazing character development and character arcs From the first moment they leaped off the page and seemed so real and immediate I loved watching their transformation over the course of their adventure 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 In addition to the characters the plot was so well developed and masterful as well It was so simple yet so smoothly complex Every thread and subplot and seemingly insignificant detail flowed together seamlessly and became essential to the main plot and the climactic end of the story I was amazed at how each detail and character played a role even though I would not have predicted it And the plot was uite twisty and involved many unexpected turns that surprised me Sometimes things happened opposite to what I would expect but each time it was so perfect for the storyThe ending was so perfect I loved it so much I won't say much than that except it hit on the beautiful and heartfelt theme of family probably my very favorite thing to read about One of my favorite things about this book was another relationship in addition to that of the main duo view spoilerI adored the hint of romance Subtle gradual restrained understated romance is so amazing than most overt romance and this author executes it so well I'm awed by his skill in portraying a compelling convincing and swoon worthy romance without even showing one of the characters in person on the page And I respect the couple so much for the way they handled it The romance definitely made me sueal and fangirl visibly and audibly on several occasions even than the relationship of the two main guys hide spoiler


  4. Travis Bughi Travis Bughi says:

    I read this book in elementary school and I remember it being one of the few reuired reading books that I actually enjoyedSide rant I have such a lovehate relationship with reuired reading On the outside I like the idea of timeless classics and intriguing reads being read by students who'd otherwise would never have heard of them However while I was in school I loathed such assignments with a passion They always got in the way of the books I actually wanted to read End rantAnyways like I was saying I liked this book It was a great adventure novel with a very active voice at least it felt that way at the time and seem to come alive It was really my first historical fiction novel and it gave me than a few moments of Oh what's going to happen?I wouldn't go out of my way to recommend this book to anyone but I definitely enjoyed it none the less


  5. Bambi Moore Bambi Moore says:

    Fantastic book about the California gold rush This book has so many clever twists and turns and many good laughs It fit perfectly in our history studies and kept the kids age 7 13 interested the entire time


  6. Jolanthe Erb Jolanthe Erb says:

    Cute and fun read aloud or reader for kids Each chapter is a short story in itself but part of the overall story making it great as a read aloud Takes place during the California gold rush time and the journey of a young boy and his butler as they travel from Boston to California to strike it rich


  7. Stefan Hull Stefan Hull says:

    5⭐️ for audiobook version This was a delightful adventure with golden nuggets of virtue strewn throughout


  8. Luisa Knight Luisa Knight says:

    This book is definitely going on my recommendations listYou can't go wrong with a story when you put these elements together you know it will spell comedic adventure for sure 1 A morally upstanding tween boy who runs away in order to save his Aunt from having to sell her mansion 2 A sophisticated butler who goes along with him who is of course named Praiseworthy and who always dons a proper top hat and walks with a gentleman's cane 3 Put them of all places in the Wild West specifically California for the Gold Rush where they'll stick out like a sore thumb and 4 mix in their unlucky luckiness to jump from one rollicking escapade to the next Don't be surprised that you can't figure out how it ends It would be pretty difficult to determine given every stroke of luck isn't so lucky and every unlucky stroke is pure hilarious fortune You and your family will enjoy this fun tale Guaranteed PositivelyAges 8Cleanliness A man smokes a cigar Mentions men going into saloons and drinking Like my reviews? I also have hundreds of detailed reports that I offer too These reports give a complete break down of everything in the book so you'll know just how clean it is or isn't I also have Clean Guides downloadable PDFs which enable you to clean up your book before reading it Visit my website


  9. Jordan Jordan says:

    Really enjoyable historical adventure for kids featuring a plucky wide eyed boy protagonist and his resourceful indomitably hopeful butler Highly episodic which makes for good chapter by chapter bedtime reading with clever plot surprises fun characters and a nicely realized historical setting Also nicely captures something of the spirit of the Gold Rush beyond mere naked greed although there are plenty of characters motivated entirely by that; a kind of kids’ version of Frederick Jackson Turner’s frontier thesis—shedding the old world to make oneself anew in a wild place Picked this up at Sutter’s Fort in Sacramento which is mentioned in the book Worth visiting if you’re ever in northern California


  10. Josh Hull Josh Hull says:

    We listened to the Audio Book version as a family It was delightfully narrated and voice acted This story gave a real sense for the adventure futility and dangers of the gold rush days The historical setting was really fun The writing was very balanced with enough details to educate you about the time it was set in and plenty of story to make it come alive The character Praiseworthy was a delightful example of how to move forward when things don’t go your way While not always realistic it makes a helpful point Don’t panic A wonderful story my kids are already asking to listen to again


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