The Red Scarf: A Country Boy's Christmas Story

The Red Scarf: A Country Boy's Christmas Story

by Richard Mason
     
 

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This coming of age story takes place in 1944 in rural Arkansas where a twelve year old boy named, Richard has a simple dream: he just wants to buy a red scarf for Rosalie, the prettiest girl in school.

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This coming of age story takes place in 1944 in rural Arkansas where a twelve year old boy named, Richard has a simple dream: he just wants to buy a red scarf for Rosalie, the prettiest girl in school.

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Children's Literature - Kathleen Foucart
It is Christmas in Arkansas, 1944, and all Richard wants is to buy is a red scarf for Rosalie, the girl he wants to be his girlfriend, but with so little money to go around, even with his paper route Richard does not know how he is going to ever come up with enough to buy presents for everyone on his list, let alone how he will manage to buy that expensive, $15 scarf. With a town full of characters, though, there is always something going on, and Richard knows about it all. He is determined that somehow he is going to come up with the money, whether from trapping rabbits or raccoons or from catching the local bandits who robbed the newsstand. Though the dialect is at times grating and hard to read, the end of the story shows a good heart and the effects of kindness. Children who enjoy stories of hunting and old-fashioned living will enjoy Richard's misadventures, while many adults will read the story with nostalgia for a bygone era. Reviewer: Kathleen Foucart

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780874839548
Publisher:
August House Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
09/16/2011
Pages:
160
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.50(d)
Lexile:
950L (what's this?)
Age Range:
8 - 12 Years

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