FREE Study Guides for the Goldtown Adventure Series

Thursday, May 15, 2014 @ 12:05 PM
posted by Liz Pomeroy


I recently came across the Goldtown Adventure Series by Susan K. Marlow. They are set in 1864, just before the end of the Civil War and after the Pony Express came to an end. Although fictional there is a lot of real facts in them. Although written for boys, girls could also enjoy them. Suggested reading age is 8-12. The four books in the series are:

  • Badge of Honor
  • Tunnel of Gold
  • Canyon of Danger
  • River of Peril

All four books are available in paperback with the last two in the series out on Kindle.

Jem is a 12 year old boy whose father is the sheriff of Goldtown in California. Times are hard as Jem’s mother has died and so Aunt Rose and her son, Nathan, have come to live with the family. Jem has a younger sister, Ellianna.

Here’s the exciting part though! It was not until we had finished the first book that we learned that there were FREE Study Guides available for each book! They are EXTREMELY well done and very educational.

The truth is, that some FREE study guides are not worth the paper they are printed on but these are exceptional. You can also purchase Lapbooks for each book on Susan’s website but I decided against these as I think Daniel will learn just as much from the Study Guides.

Susan K. Marlow has written two series for girls, the younger one of which I plan on sharing with you tomorrow.

I am SO glad we do not follow a set curriculum as when such great gems as this unexpectedly come along we can take another track and set off on an unplanned learning curve which everyone is excited about! We are going to be studying the Pony Express after doing this but I will share that with you MUCH later 🙂

Happy learning,


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