Nothing to Fear

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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 ...

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Overview

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

When his father moves away to find work and his mother becomes ill, Danny struggles to help his family during the Great Depression.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780152575823
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Publication date: 8/28/1993
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 288
  • Sales rank: 240,514
  • Age range: 10 - 12 Years
  • Lexile: 730L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 8.20 (h) x 0.80 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 11, 2013

    AMAZING!!!

    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!!!!!!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 22, 2006

    Learn about the ups and downs of Danny's family

    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.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 22, 2006

    Family hit hard by The Depression

    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.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 29, 2014

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 11, 2007

    For grades 5-8

    If you're in 5-8 grade and like historical slightly humorous fiction, go for it!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 24, 2003

    Great

    This book captures you and takes you back to the 1920's and early 30's! Very detailed.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 21, 2003

    good and keeps you reeding

    A good buy and it takes you to the time in wich he lived and it sweeps you of your feet.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 25, 2000

    Best Book Eva!

    This book was awesome!

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