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  • Title: Letters from the Corrugated Castle: A Novel of Gold Rush California, 1850-1852
  • Author: Joan W. Blos
  • ISBN: 9780689870774
  • Page: 307
  • Format: Hardcover

  • Letters from the Corrugated Castle: A Novel of Gold Rush California, 1850-1852 By Joan W. Blos Dear Cousin Sallie, I begin with words I never thought to write I am not an orphan Thirteen year old Eldora has always believed that her mother died when she was very little, and for nine years she has lived with people that she calls Aunt and Uncle The year is 1850, and all three have exchanged their quiet lives in New Bedford, Massachusetts, for new ones in San FranDear Cousin Sallie,I begin with words I never thought to write I am not an orphan Thirteen year old Eldora has always believed that her mother died when she was very little, and for nine years she has lived with people that she calls Aunt and Uncle The year is 1850, and all three have exchanged their quiet lives in New Bedford, Massachusetts, for new ones in San Francisco, the rapidly growing city that is the heart of the California Gold Rush Shortly after their arrival, they receive a letter from an unknown woman who believes she is Eldora s mother She is eager to meet her long lost daughter, and a visit is arranged As Eldora deals with her conflicting feelings about this news, she must also adjust to the challenges and dangers of living in a brash and growing city She finds herself teaching English to two Mexicano children and beginning to learn Spanish, and an unlikely friendship with a boy named Luke introduces her to the hard, sometimes humorous, and often violent world of the mining camps Every day seems to bring something different and new to consider But can Eldora discover where and to whom she belongs Told in letters that ring with the voice of the times, Letters from the Corrugated Castle is an intriguing adventure set in a fascinating time in California s history a worthy conclusion to the geographical trilogy begun with A Gathering of Days, winner of the Newbery Medal, and Brothers of the Heart.
    Joan W. Blos
    Joan Winsor Blos was an American writer, teacher and advocate for children s literacy Her 1979 historical novel A Gathering of Days won the U.S National Book Award in the category of Children s Books and the Newbery Medal for the year s most distinguished contribution to American children s literature She lived in Ann Arbor, Michigan

    Letters from the Corrugated Castle: A Novel of Gold Rush California, 1850-1852 By Joan W. Blos

    Commentaires:

    Truitti
    Interesting concept of a 13 year old girl in San Francisco during the gold rush The novel is written through letters primarily from the girls perspective However, you don t see every letter from her nor the responses from the people she wrote This is definitely a novel for the young teen girl I enjoyed some of the issues she faced and also enjoyed how innocent Eldora is However, it does lack adventure and despite being in the hustle and bustle of San Francisco life, it is mostly set in neighborh [...]

    P.D.R. Lindsay
    In the form of letters, this unusual book is about 13 year old Eldora Eldora has just moved with her Aunt and Uncle from New Bedford to the gold rush bustle of 1850 San Francisco Eldora is an orphan Her mother, ill with cholera, was refused passage on a ship to San Francisco The Captain promised to take baby Eldora to her father and her mother sent her But in San Francisco the Captain could not find Eldora s father He took her home to New England and gave her to his childless aunt and uncle Now [...]

    Kathleen
    I found this a little boring, unfortunately I really wanted to like it, but i just couldn t It s great in that it s an epistolary novel, which gets kids thinking about their own writing and puts them very much in the narrators head It s also interesting in that it gives some wonderful details about the settling of California during the gold rush years, the hard realities of the mining camps and perhaps a not so nice facet of our melting pot country dealings between Mexican and Euro settlers and [...]

    Bonnie Zhong
    This book is about a girl named Eldora Eldora lived in Massachusetts with her aunt and uncle She has always thought her mom was dead Then one day, she goes and moves to San Francisco She gets a letter from an unknown person that she thinks could be her mom I just started reading this book but it sounds alright Well, personally, i dont like books that takes place in history But this book has that mysterious touch to it that makes it interesting Also, as i read on, i really wanted to know if that [...]

    Bonnie
    I read to page 180, but it was pretty boring, actually, so I quit.It s an epistolary novel, but you only get the letters going one way, and not the responses, so it was kind of weird.Also, the main girl meets this guy, and she doesn t like him at all, but all of a sudden, the book splits so half of it is letters from him, and half is letters from her, and suddenly the two of them are great friends That was also weird.

    Jessie
    This was a historical fiction, which I liked But the book wasn t my favorite It took me sometime to read it It was definitly a simple and easy read, it just didn t draw me in I wish had been played up on the little love story I also felt like they made it difficult to really get to know the main characters.

    Krista the Krazy Kataloguer
    While I enjoyed this novel, told in a series of letters written between several different characters, I didn t like the ending I wanted to hear about the growing relationship, hinted at in the almost kiss, between Eldora and Luke Perhaps Blos is planning on writing a sequel that will elaborate on their relationship I hope so

    Mtogo
    I love historical fiction but this one just didn t do it for me The setting is California during the Gold Rush The book is written as letters by different characters But it s always one sided You never get to read the return letters It feels like a half told story.

    Karen Pickard-Four
    Historical fiction set in California in the 1850s and told through a series of letters Quick read and really takes the reader just into the beginning of California s Gold Rush era and the racism hardships of the era.

    Laura
    Like a Dear America book but not as interesting or nearly as long Some closure, some satisfaction, but most of those books end on a happier note, not an abstract Eh.

    Lisa
    I found this book slow and heavy Plus, all the characters seemed to have the same voice serious Surely there was some joy to be found in Gold Rush California

    Irene
    It s really great book This book is about 1850 life.

    Barbara L.
    I liked the idea of a historical novel set during the California gold rush, but the story was slow and, at least to me, pretty boring and the characters failed to engage Disappointing.

    Lori
    A quick, easy read and interesting Not too much of a story, but still fun to pick up and read.

    Kelsey
    this is a book i am reading for history

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