Digging a Hole to Heaven: Coal Miner Boys

Digging a Hole to Heaven: Coal Miner Boys

by S. D. Nelson
Digging a Hole to Heaven: Coal Miner Boys

Digging a Hole to Heaven: Coal Miner Boys

by S. D. Nelson


    Qualifies for Free Shipping
    Usually ships within 6 days
    Check Availability at Nearby Stores

Related collections and offers


Award-winning author and illustrator S. D. Nelson reveals the grim realities of child labor in the coal mining industry in this unique picture book

Conall is only twelve years old, but he’s already worked in the coal mines of Pennsylvania for several years. He spends his days deep underground with his faithful mule, Angel, carting loads of coal from the coal seams to the main shaft. There, elevators take the coal up to the surface. One day a tunnel collapses, and his brother and other miners are trapped on the wrong side! Will Conall and Angel be able to save them?

In this historical fiction, through the use of both archival images and his original artwork, acclaimed author and illustrator S. D. Nelson gives voice to the child laborers of our nation’s past and to children today who face poverty, grueling labor, and dangerous work conditions. Backmatter includes a brief history of the Industrial Revolution, Robber Barons, and child labor laws.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781419707308
Publisher: Abrams Books for Young Readers
Publication date: 09/02/2014
Pages: 64
Sales rank: 700,354
Product dimensions: 10.10(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range: 8 - 12 Years

About the Author

S. D. Nelson is a member of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe in the Dakotas. He is the award-winning author and illustrator of a number of books, including Crazy Horse and Custer, Red Cloud, Sitting Bull, Black Elk’s Vision (winner of the Western Writers of America Spur Storyteller Award and named a Chicago Public Library Best of the Best), and many more. He lives in Flagstaff, Arizona.
From the B&N Reads Blog

Customer Reviews