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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0531300439, Hardcover)"Bored by cabin life in the sparse settlement, Amanda figures out how to bake a gooseberry pie in the family's crude wood stove. Soon the prospectors are paying for her pies, and her business success spills over onto other folks, who decide to settle there.... [An] entertaining lesson in history and human nature." - The Horn Book
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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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