Kit's World: A Girl's-Eye View of the Great Depression

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Children's Literature - Eleanor Heldrich
This is one of a series of books published by American Girl to accompany the many historically and geographically placed dolls they produce. Kit, the heroine of this book, is a child of the Great Depression. She appears to be about 11 years old and lives in Cincinnati, Ohio, in a very comfortable house that is now full of boarders because her father has lost his job and cannot pay the mortgage. The first page introduces Cincinnati and a map of her community, followed by a two-page spread of her house with many lift-up flaps to expose the interiors of various rooms, most of them now bedrooms. The next 12 spreads show a happy childhood of a 1930 vintage with friends, games, movies, radio shows, clothes drying on a line, and a few black and white newspaper clippings with photographs and stories of that time. There is a dissolving pull-tab picture on the cover, two wheels to spin, three pop-ups and many flaps to lift that add more information about the period. The book can be enjoyed without having the doll. Reviewer: Eleanor Heldrich
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781593694593
  • Publisher: American Girl Publishing
  • Publication date: 9/28/2008
  • Pages: 30
  • Sales rank: 1,488,455
  • Age range: 9 - 12 Years
  • Product dimensions: 10.50 (w) x 10.30 (h) x 0.90 (d)

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