THIS STORY IS retold from the diary of Jacob P. Prickett. When he was editor of the newspaper back in the late 1800s he wrote the story in a series of serials and then compiled them together and pasted them into a book. The book was handed down in the family from generation to generation and tells a wonderful story about his trip, as a young boy of 17, when he joined on with a wagon train going west to the Gold Rush. More than gold he was seeking excitement and adventure and he certainly found plenty of both. His other goal was to find his older brother who was already in California.
Carol Bender is a retired elementary school teacher. She has four children and lots of grandchildren and great grandchildren. Carol spends summers in her log cabin in Indiana and winters in Alabama. She loves to read and write stories, especially family stories that have been passed down through the generations. Grace's Birthday Surprise is her second children's book about Grace. She also has written an adult book entitled In Quest of Gold. Check out her website: www.carolbender.com
Great new read !! A story re-told by the author as taken from her Great-Grandfather's journal that he kept while traveling from Indiana to California in search of his brother during the years of the California Gold Rush.