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Boom Town / by Sonia Levitin, illustrated by Cat Bowman Smith

BoomTown

Title: Boom Town
Author: Sonia Levitin 
Illustrator: Cat Bowman Smith
Publisher: Orchard Books
ISBN: 0-531-30043-5
Year: 1998
Flesch-Kinkaid Grade Level: 3.7

Concepts: goods, services, producers, entrepreneurship

Summary: After her family moves to California where her father goes to work in the gold fields, Amanda decides to make her own fortune baking pies and she encourages others to provide the necessary services--from a general store to a school--that enables her town to prosper.

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