Dole White, whose other stories have concerned mining ventures in the t, turns to the years immediately after the California...

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THE SINGING BOONES

Dole White, whose other stories have concerned mining ventures in the t, turns to the years immediately after the California Gold Rush for a family portrait of the Boones, who start out after gold but do not find it where they expect it. Following the Overland trail, they become a singing group and when mining proves unsuccessful, they make enough money singing in camps to buy the plot of land they want and start farming. The book is a long one that takes pains to make each of the Boones a distinct personality, to bring romance for their eldest daughter and to present much of the bustling background of the times. Primarily a warm family story with little conflict other than that between man and the wilderness of the 1850's.

Pub Date: April 1, 1957

ISBN: N/A

Page Count: -

Publisher: Viking

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Kirkus Reviews Issue: April 1, 1957