Boom Town

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Scholastic, Incorporated, Feb 1, 2004 - Juvenile Fiction - 40 pages
4 Reviews
Cat Bowman Smith and Sonia Levitin have teamed up again to bring the history of America's westward expansion to life in this fun, colorful picture book.

Bored by cabin life in the sparse settlement, Amanada figures out how to bake a gooseberry pie in the family's crude wood stove. Soon prospectors are paying for her pies, and her business success spills over to the other folks who've decided to settle there.

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User Review  - eschoe1 - LibraryThing

I thought this book was really cute! One of the main things that stood out to me was title of this book. The little girls town was very small and boring, but soon turned into a BOOMING sensation! I ... Read full review

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User Review  - Climbing-books - LibraryThing

A good picture book, full of engaging illustrations and cute storyline. Could be used in history lessons or just classroom read aloud. Includes a recipe for gooseberry pie, which could be a fun classroom activity (or variations thereof). Read full review

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About the author (2004)

Sonia Levitin is the author of many acclaimed works of historical fiction, including The Return, a Parents' Choice Honor Book and winner of the National Jewish Book Award; Journey to America, an ALA Notable Book; and Escape from Egypt, an ALA Best Book for Young Adults and a Booklist Editors' Choice. Ms. Levitin writes and teaches in Los Angeles.

AMY MACDONALD and CAT BOWMAN SMITH also collaborated on "No More Nasty "and "No More Nice," which "Kirkus Reviews "praised as "rollicking good fun . . . Sharp characterizations and crack dialogue will have readers laughing out loud." Ms. MacDonald lives in Falmouth, Maine. Ms. Bowman Smith lives in Pittsford, New York.

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