Nothing to Fear

Nothing to Fear

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by Jackie French Koller
     
 

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Thirteen-year-old Danny and his family are struggling to make ends meet in New York during the Great Depression. His father leaves to search for work, and Danny and his mother do what they can to survive. With his mother pregnant and unable to help, Danny is forced to beg for food. Through it all, they retain their good humor and family pride, and in the end help…  See more details below

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Thirteen-year-old Danny and his family are struggling to make ends meet in New York during the Great Depression. His father leaves to search for work, and Danny and his mother do what they can to survive. With his mother pregnant and unable to help, Danny is forced to beg for food. Through it all, they retain their good humor and family pride, and in the end help arrives in a most unexpected guise. “Rich, rewarding historical fiction.”--Kirkus Reviews

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780152575823
Publisher:
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date:
08/28/1993
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
288
Sales rank:
364,202
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.25(h) x 0.92(d)
Lexile:
730L (what's this?)
Age Range:
10 - 12 Years

Meet the Author


JACKIE FRENCH KOLLER is the award-winning author of numerous books for children. She lives in Westfield, Massachusets.

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Nothing to Fear 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I read this book in my 6th grade reading class and it is by far the BEST book i have ever read! This book is about a young teen struggling to survive with his mom and younger sister in the Great Depression after his father leaves to find work. Serious, yet humorous at sometimes. :) I really liked how the author based the story line around the Great Depression. (good historical fiction.) I HIGHLY RECOMMEND THIS BOOK!!!!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Nothing to Fear is written by Jackie French Koller. It is about a boy, Danny, in the Depression whose dad leaves their family to look for work. This leaves their family struggling to survive and dependent on their mom's ironing and Danny's shoe shining. It is a great book about the ups and downs of Danny and his family. I enjoyed this book immensely because I liked the story line and the way it was written. I would highly recommend it to anyone and hope they enjoy it as much as I did.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Hit powerfully by the Great Depression, Danny Garvey's father is forced to leave his home of NY City while he goes in search of work. While he is gone, Danny does what he can to keep his family alive. Even when that means helping his mother with household chores or earning a few extra pennies shinings people's shoes. But all this isn't enough as the months go by with no word from father. Although they grow closer to their neighbors. I liked this book because it was a realistic story of a family during the Great Depression.It was very interesting an you learn about a little history.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
If you're in 5-8 grade and like historical slightly humorous fiction, go for it!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book captures you and takes you back to the 1920's and early 30's! Very detailed.
Guest More than 1 year ago
A good buy and it takes you to the time in wich he lived and it sweeps you of your feet.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book was awesome!