The Hired Hand

The Hired Hand

by Robert D. San Souci
     
 
As water pours over the wheel of a busy sawmill in Virginia, a stranger tells Old Sam, the owner, that he wants to learn the trade. Old Sam is happy to take on a hired hand, and Young Sam, his son, is glad to have someone to boss around. One day, an old farmer complains about a misery in his back. The New Hand offers to fix him up, and when he does, the farmer is not

Overview

As water pours over the wheel of a busy sawmill in Virginia, a stranger tells Old Sam, the owner, that he wants to learn the trade. Old Sam is happy to take on a hired hand, and Young Sam, his son, is glad to have someone to boss around. One day, an old farmer complains about a misery in his back. The New Hand offers to fix him up, and when he does, the farmer is not only cured, he's young again! But when conniving Young Sam tries to do the same, he finds himself in big trouble. Can the New Hand set things right?

This tale�brought to life by an award-winning author/illustrator team�is based on an account by a black Virginian that was first written down in 1871, though it was told orally generations earlier.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780142404508
Publisher:
Penguin Young Readers Group
Publication date:
12/15/2005
Edition description:
1ST
Pages:
40
Product dimensions:
8.48(w) x 10.52(h) x 0.12(d)
Age Range:
1 - 5 Years

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