Pride

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During the Depression, a 10-year-old boy befriends a carnival stuntman and his lion cub and learns about the meaning of family, loyalty, love, and survival.

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Overview

During the Depression, a 10-year-old boy befriends a carnival stuntman and his lion cub and learns about the meaning of family, loyalty, love, and survival.

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Library Journal
Following the disappointing hodgepodge of Scumbler LJ 5/1/84, the author of magical Birdy LJ 12/15/78 and well-received Dad 5/15/81 is back on track with Pride. Eleven-year-old Dickie Kettleson's family is surviving the Great Depression, with his father returning to work amid labor unrest at corporation ``M.E.'' The times, late 1930s, and the places, urban row houses and parochial school, are remembered in fine detail. Interspersed with the story of the family's growing concern over threats because of Dad's union work is the tale of Sture Modig, strange Swedish farmchild from Wisconsin, now in charge of a lion act. The two stories will meet on the beaches of New Jersey in a hurried but generally satisfying conclusion. Recommended for most fiction collections. Ann H. Fisher, Radford P.L., Va.
Michiko Kakutani
[Pride] possesses a sweetness and such emotion that leaves a warm, pleasant afterglow in our mind. -- The New York Times
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781557042590
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 12/28/2004
  • Pages: 304
  • Product dimensions: 5.22 (w) x 8.00 (h) x 0.88 (d)

Meet the Author

A self-described painter who writes, William Wharton is the pen name for the author of two memoirs—Houseboat on the Seine and Ever After—as well as eight novels—Birdy, Dad, A Midnight Clear, Scumbler, Pride, Tidings, Franky Furbo, and Last Lovers. His works have been acclaimed worldwide and have been translated into over fifteen languages.

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