AUTHOR: SUSAN K MARLOW
Welcome to Goldtown, California, in 1859 - a motley collection of canvas tents and pioneer folks all trying to make a living during the gold rush. In a new six-book series by the ever-popular Susan K. Marlow, Goldtown Beginnings looks into the early years of Jem Coulter, hero of the Goldtown Adventures series. Full of characters young readers - especially boys - can relate to, this new series will capture imaginations and teach kids history in a fun, exciting way.
Jem can't wait for school to let out for the year. Is there anything more boring than class when you could be outside? When rich boy Will brings a coin collection to school, it's an exciting treat. It isn't often the students get to see all that interesting money in one place.
Then a silver dollar goes missing during recess--and Jem is blamed! After all, he's the only one who went indoors on this sunny day. When a charm bracelet is stolen the next day, more fingers point his way.
Jem knows he isn't the culprit. But how can he prove it? To clear his name, Jem sets a trap for the mystery thief--his sister's gold locket lays in plain sight on his desk as bait. Will it go missing too? Or will Jem's good name be muddied forever?