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Humbug Mountain Paperback – 1 Apr 1988

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Product details

  • Paperback
  • Publisher: Little Brown & Co (Juv Pap); Reprint edition (April 1988)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0316286133
  • ISBN-13: 978-0316286138
  • Product Dimensions: 1.3 x 12.7 x 18.4 cm
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 8,550,485 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Amazon.com: 4.6 out of 5 stars 6 reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars A book I'd probably never, ever find again... 17 April 2012
By honia - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
I was pleased to find a childhood favorite that I could pass on to my 10 year old son. The book although old, was in great condition and arrived very quickly.
4.0 out of 5 stars Western-themed frontier fun 25 May 2011
By DJ Joe Sixpack - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
"Humbug Mountain"
Written by Sid Fleischman
Illustrated by Eric Von Schmidt
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This 1978 novel is another fun, frontiers-y epic from author Sid Fleischman, about a traveling family led by a newspaperman father and his stolid wife, who decide to settle down in a new settlement in the high plains which turns out to be a little more rustic than they anticipated: turns out it hasn't even been built yet! Stranded in the middle of nowhere, they are beset upon by bandits, buffalo bones and galloping gold prospectors. The tone is a little rougher than some of his other out-West books, with the menace of violence from creepy badguys Shagnasty John and the sinister, club-wielding Fool Killer. Probably best for tweens, though still leavened with humor like Fleischman's other books... Another enjoyable book, with illustrations from '60s folksinger/artist Eric Von Schmidt... give 'er a spin! (Joe Sixpack, ReadThatAgain children's book reviews)
5.0 out of 5 stars Great kids story 26 Sept. 2015
By Joshua Gerson - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Kindle Edition
This is worth the read to oneself or to one's kids. Sid is an excellent author and I'm now on a mission to read all of his books.

Side note: this isn't a long book.
4.0 out of 5 stars A great book! 21 Mar. 2014
By tbslandfill - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Kindle Edition
I definitely recommend this book for children. I am a kid myself and found the book to be an excellent way to spend time reading this book. I love the storyline and the way it captivates a poor family like the Flints. Awesome book.
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5.0 out of 5 stars The Amazing Humbug Mountain 11 April 2000
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
This book has an amazing combination of mystery, adventure, fantasy, and everything in between! When a family decides to head to a new land they are amazed at what they find and how they going to servive! I couldn't put this book down untill I finished the last page, and then I read it over again!
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