Shopping in Grandma's Day

Shopping in Grandma's Day

by Valerie J. Weber, Stuart Lafford

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Children's Literature - Children's Literature
Kids will say, "Boy, shopping has sure changed since Grandma was a little girl. There were no supermarkets, no carriage to put your food in, and milk was delivered to the house every day. Cool!" In the 1940s, Beverly Crawford worked with her parents in the family business, a grocery store. Through this experience, the family became a cohesive unit that worked together providing many of the family members a livelihood. Through this book, children can compare shopping today with shopping in the time of their grandmother. It will also give children an opportunity to see how families worked together as a family and how changes have occurred in our shopping habits. This is part of the "In Grandma's Day" series. It would have been nice if this series had also included books about shopping by grandmothers in Chinatown, Harlem and on Indian reservations. 1999, Carolrhoda Books, Ages 5 to 10, $21.27. Reviewer: Leila Toledo
School Library Journal
Gr 3-4-These two well-written series entries make life in an earlier time real and accessible through first-person narratives and photographs. Shopping looks at what it was like for one white girl to work in a family grocery store and shop along Main Street in Milwaukee, WI, in the 1940s. Food describes the experiences of an African-American girl who helps prepare meals for her family in Madison, IL, in the 1930s and 1940s. A combination of black-and-white and full-color photographs show the actual families and their neighborhoods as well as reproductions of products, posters, and artifacts from the period. These titles are useful for community units or just for fun browsing.-Eunice Weech, M. L. King Elementary School, Urbana, IL Copyright 2000 Cahners Business Information.|

Product Details

Lerner Publishing Group
Publication date:
In Grandma's Day Series
Product dimensions:
8.26(w) x 10.31(h) x 0.36(d)
Age Range:
4 - 8 Years

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