The entire nation suffered when the Great Depression befell America in the 1930s. The Dandelion Patch is the story of the endless hardships faced by one eleven year old girl.
Despite the many struggles, Gloria grows up in an atmosphere of love. She and her family help one another to endure, strengthening each other despite the cloud of the Depression that covers their neighborhood, and the country.
The dandelion is a lowly weed, considered by many to be ugly. But it survives--and even glows with unusual beauty when its cluster of yellow flowers amasses in the shining sun.
Madeline Huss lives with her husband George in Bowie, Maryland, where she has been a resident for thirty-five years. She is the mother of five children and grandmother of nine, all of whom fortunately live nearby. She was born in Lyndhurst, New Jersey, and much of her book is based on her experiences growing up there. As she says, “You can never forget your hometown and the part it played in your life.” The Dandelion Patch is her first book. She has been published in newspapers, and many women and children’s magazines.