Boomtown by sonia levitin

This picture book is the first of a stack of books I'm reading--books for kids about California history. And so it was called Boom Town because at first there was no noise at all, and then all of sudden there was tons and tons and tons of noise! Boom Town by Sonia Levitin.

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This note explains what exactly was happening at the time of the gold rush.

Katie Kaliterna rated it liked it Sep 29, Boom Town by Sonia Levitin. I thought this book was really cute!

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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 bopmtown others to provide the necessary services--from a general store to a school--that enables her town to prosper.

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They would enjoy the story line and how Amanda influences so many people. This is a delightful book depicting California's historical boom! Jun 13, Melanie rated it it was ok Shelves: Sep 28, Annette rated it it was amazing.


The town bustles with people and it is thanks to Amanda's eonia that people begin making their own businesses for the services they want. And so she sent one with her dad and then the miners bought it from him and then she started a business and people started buying some pies.

When gold was discovered in the west, thousands of people came to join the Gold Rush. The book would also help children understand how boom towns start as empty towns and then grow quickly.

I thought it was really cool because it was a little girl and she started a town by baking some pies because she just wanted to eat a pie one day. I like the way the author portrayed real events that happened, and explained how boom towns were created.

The main idea of this book is that one small idea can create enough motivation for an entire town to prosper. This one is a sequel b sorts to the same author's Nine for California, about the trip west for a resourceful mother and her children. I Agree This site uses cookies to deliver our services, improve performance, for analytics, and if not signed in for advertising.

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More and more people come to the town and stay, making businesses and helping the town become prosperous. Boom Town by Sonia Levitin Members.

Catie Strain rated it liked it Jan 02, Jun 12, Kelly Havens rated it it was amazing. It is based off of the the Gold Rush, and the westward expansion.

I loved boomtoqn story about a young girl that moved to California during the gold rush.

I think this would be a great way to open a unit on California history, or to introduce historical fiction. Lists with This Book. Tanisha Cooper rated it it was amazing Feb 03, Apr 06, Liz rated it it was ok Shelves: To view it, click here.

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