|Good as Gold
|Level V / Grade 5-6
Some treasures are more precious than gold.
When twelve-year-old Yosef Gold leaves his Polish hometown for Pikes Peak, he has big dreams of a country where the streets are paved with gold. After a harrowing stagecoach ride through rugged territory he sees that times are hard, as thousands of dusty prospectors eagerly pan for riches. Yosef longs to join the Pony Express and bravely deliver mail throughout the West—but is that the right job for the ambitious young man about to turn bar mitzvah?
In this exciting historical adventure, readers embark on a fascinating journey through America’s western frontier—with its clever cowboys, mighty stallions, and hostile bandits. Join Yosef as he discovers a treasure that really is more precious than gold.