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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (33 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Sid Fleischman Narrator: Dan John Mille Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Welcome to Humbug Mountain. Little did Wiley, the son of a traveling newspaperman, imagine that the search for his grandfather would lead him into the hands of those nasty villains of the West—Shagnasty John and the Fool Killer. Using their newspaper, The Humbug Mountain Hoorah, Wiley and his sister and mother go about outwitting the outlaws in their scheme to ambush Grandfather’s new boat and its cargo of gold.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Sid Fleischman’s zest for frontier foolishment and humbug is at full steam in this story…Fun all the way.”

    Kirkus Reviews

  • Winner of the 1979 Boston Globe-Horn Book Award
  • A 1979 National Book Award Finalist

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Chloe | 12/9/2013

    " Typical Sid Fleischman book. Almost as good as "By The Great Hornspoon." As usual, Sid's villains are pretty ornery. Definitely not a book to read to little kids. I'd wait till they're about 10. However, might be useful for teaching American history - Steamboat travel, gold rush, buffalos, etc. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Randi | 6/26/2013

    " Had fun reading this to my kids. They enjoyed this Midwestern tale of adventure. "

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About the Author
Author Sid Fleischman

Sid Fleischman (1920–2010) wrote more than sixty books for children, adults, and magicians. Among his many awards was the Newbery Medal for his novel The Whipping Boy. The author described his youth as a magician and newspaperman in his autobiography The Abracadabra Kid.