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Kit Saves the Day: A Summer Story 1934 (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition)

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Bored by all the summer chores she and her family undertake during the Great Depression of the 1930s, Kit Kittredge longs for adventure like her brother Charlie, who is working for the Civilian Conservation Corps in Glacier National Park, Montana. Kit and her friend, Stirling, befriend a young hobo named Will who helps the family with their gardening in return for meals and a place to sleep. When Will leaves the next day without a food basket, Kit and Stirling volunteer to take it to him, only to find themselves caught up in a dangerous adventure hopping a train. Discovered by the authorities and detained, Kit has to devise a plan to help herself and her friends. Fifth in the series about Kit's growing up in the Great Depression from the "American Girls Collection," the book contains a short factual lesson about the everyday life of Americans during the 1930s and would be useful in bringing to life that difficult time for today's readers. 2001, Pleasant Company, $12.95 and $5.95. Ages 7 up. Reviewer: Valerie O. Patterson
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780613446822
  • Publisher: San Val, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 9/28/2001
  • Format: Library Binding
  • Pages: 68
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.50 (d)

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  • Posted January 20, 2011

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    1934 is the year, it is during America's Great Depression and many people are without work and homeless. During the Great Depression many people had the title of being called a tramp or hobo; these names were given because the unemployed and homeless sometimes went from place to place trying to find employment and shelter. A "hobo" stops at Kit's home, is the hobo safe? What does the hobo tell Kit and Stirling about the hobo life? What is Kit's hope for the summer? If you read this novel, 1934 Kit Saves the Day: book 5, you'll discover the answers. *A fascinating tale.

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