Happy Birthday, Kit!: A Springtime Story (American Girls Collection Series: Kit #4)by Valerie Tripp, Susan McAliley, Walter Rane
With no time or money to spare, the chances of Kit having a birthday party are pretty slim. But when Aunt Millie comes for a visit, Kit finds new reasons to hope.
Children's LiteratureKit's family is running a boarding house in an effort to just survive during the Depression in 1930s America. Kit and her family believe that they are doing everything that they possibly can to make ends meet. Because money is so scarce, Kit knows that she'll never have a party for her tenth birthday. Then, out of the blue, practical Aunt Millie pays a surprise extended visit and begins to put her common-sense ideas to work, in an effort to make things a little easier for the Kittredge's. At first, Kit and her friends think Aunt Millie is the greatest, that her ideas are genius and that maybe, just maybe, there could be a birthday party. That is, until Aunt Millie's frugal ways start to embarrass Kit. American Girls' books are inspiring and full of clever ideas, and this one is no exception. The characters are well-developed, likable and believable. The historical fiction aspect aside, these books give girls of any era positive, strong-minded role models. This is number four in the series about "America's Great Depression" and is part of the American Girls Collection. Highly recommended. 2001, Pleasant Company, $12.95 and $5.95. Ages 7 up. Reviewer: Trina Heidt
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