As the mismatched duo forges their unlikely friendship, the rollicking plot twists and turns through the history of the era—the Mexican-American Wars aftermath, confiscation of land from Mexicans, racist mining camp "laws," and the stereotypes each group holds against the other.
“An action-packed narrative . . . detailed and authentic.”
“All the trademarks of one of Fleischman’s rollicking yarns are here . . . delivered with a double helping of humor.”
—Publishers Weekly, Starred
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Reading level: grades 4–5. Interest level: grades 4–8.