The Apple Dumpling Gang

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The Apple Dumpling Gang
Book cover
AuthorJack Bickham
CountryUnited States
Media typePrint (Paperback)

The Apple Dumpling Gang is a 1971 novel by Jack Bickham, about a group of orphaned children during the California gold rush. They encounter a gambler who reluctantly helps them, as well as a pair of hapless robbers who are after the gold the children have found.

In 1975 Disney made a film based on the book.

The name of the gang refers to the American dessert.


  • Bickham, Jack (1971). The Apple Dumpling Gang. New York: Doubleday.