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by | Read by Willard E. Lape, a Full Cast

Children Ages 10+ • 4.5 hrs. • Unabridged • © 1963

First published in 1963, this old-fashioned yarn introduces Praiseworthy, the butler, and Jack, his charge. During the California Gold Rush, these two adventurers travel from Boston and encounter a wide variety of mishaps on their voyage. Finally arriving in California, Jack and Praiseworthy find the rough-and-ready world of the '49ers quite different from Boston. They struggle to solve a host of troubles with humor, common sense, and good doses of luck. The full-cast recording is smooth, with narrator Willard Lape reading most of the story. His voice suggests a western tone, and the performances of Jack and Praiseworthy are appropriate. There are period music and songs at appropriate intervals. L.D.H. © AudioFile 2005, Portland, Maine [Published: APR/MAY 05]



Library Ed. • Full Cast Audio • 2004

CS ISBN 1932076700 $29.00 • Four cassettes

CD ISBN 1932076719 $34.00 • Five CDs

DD ISBN $23.80

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