Once you find your worksheet, click on pop-out icon or print icon to worksheet to print or download. I remember reading it when he first got it from Scholastic Book Services, and I also remember th Ah the sixties! He then explains that rats are trying to ruin his business, which leads to Jack and Praiseworthy giving him the cats from Callao. I was amazed at how each detail and character played a role, even though I would not have predicted it. He is accompanied by Aunt Arabella's , Praiseworthy. Praiseworthy and Jack use a dust-covered Good Luck to find who stole their money for the passage. The square-rigger's crew tells them that the Sea Raven had already gone ahead. 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.
Captain Swain makes Cut-Eye Higgins work in the coal bunkers instead, and Praiseworthy and Jack find their money. They then agree that Cut-Eye Higgins must have the map somewhere else. Listening to this audio in the car. Who goes to great lengths to save Good Luck? Jack tells them that Azariah's potatoes were very juicy, and that by sticking Gaunt's grapes in them the grapes would survive. Buckbee finds out that his map leading to a gold mine is gone, and Cut-Eye Higgins and the stern boat in which Good Luck was hidden are also gone. 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. The miner also tells Jack and Praiseworthy the dentist's name is Doc Higgins, who is really Cut-Eye Higgins.
It may help to know that his family came to the U. I tried this one earlier in the year and gave up after about seven pages. They always got in the way of the books I actually wanted to read. They pick a beautiful spot, but then, as they hit bedrock, Jack and Praiseworthy find gold and strike it rich! Though Praiseworthy is a bit out of place amongst the other miners, his cleverness and ingenuity at every turn ensure that both he and Jack survive their adventure and have a great time in the process. 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. What are their positive traits? Anyways I read this book in elementary school, and I remember it being one of the few required-reading books that I actually enjoyed.
Because California's fourth grade social studies standards focus on the state's history this has become a go-to novel for literature studies. Praiseworthy oh, goodness, that name! The vocabulary is definitely sometimes above a 4th grade level, and there are multiple characters to keep track of, but this is a great way to teach children about the California Gold Rush! The main character, Praiseworthy, certainly lived up to his name. Edit: Now I've reread the book and still loved it uncommon for books I read from when I was little. The progression if their relationship is wonderful - from master and devoted butler, to steadfast partners, and maybe someday to something more that Jack has always wished for. I can kind of see the appeal for a kid, but as an adult I just don't get it. Later, Jack and Praiseworthy arrive in Hangtown and meet Pitch-pine Billy, a miner who gives Jack coffee and teaches them how to get gold as an apology for shooting one of their washpans, since he thought it was his. It is a bit difficult to begin, as the action takes a while to build.
Jack is such a sweet, spirited, cheerful, resourceful, brave, and relatable young boy, and I love him so much. Recently, one of my best friends encouraged me to try her favorite book by the same author, Jingo Django, which I'd never read before, and I loved it. Can you find out where it comes from? I read it years ago and loved it. Jack decides that it would be best to travel to California in order to gather a fortune from the gold, so he and Praiseworthy spend a little amount to board a ship. However, the Sea Raven later passes the Lady Wilma again, since the Sea Raven has fresh coal.
Read my full review on my blog,. This book, written in 1963, fits nicely with that trend, and was one of the few my dyslexic brother bought and read voluntarily. Joined by his trusty butler, Praiseworthy, Jack finds adventure and trouble at every turn. Highly episodic, which makes for good chapter by chapter bedtime reading, with clever plot surprises, fun characters, and a nicely realized historical setting. Rollicking fun read-aloud filled with adventure. However, road agents hold up the stagecoach. The author's commitment to writing quality, engaging books for a juvenile fiction audience is on full display here, and it is just as good for older readers and adults.
Praiseworthy finds out that they actually cut through the Straight of Magellan, and that the Sea Raven is behind them. Praiseworthy and Jack then use the money to buy a burro and a squirrel gun. However, while I was in school, I loathed such assignments with a passion. Content: This book is appropriate for middle grade readers aged about 8-13 and up, and though it's written for that age, it can be enjoyed equally well by teens and adults. Fleischman passed away after a battle with cancer on March 17, 2010, the day after his ninetieth birthday.
Once I got past the early scenes of the book when the main characters are stowed away on a ship, however, things really picked up. The Justice of the Peace of Shirt-tail Camp negotiates to build a jail for Higgins, and lets him extract teeth, but once another dentist comes along he would be hanged. Jack decides that it would be best to travel to California in order to gather a fortune from the gold, so he and Praiseworthy spend a little amount to board a ship. This book got off to a slow start for me, and at first, I wasn't sure where things were headed. 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! Anyways, like I was saying, I liked this book.