Tyler, Wilkin, and Skee

Tyler, Wilkin, and Skee

by Robert Burch
     
 

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What is it like to grow up during the Depression on a small Georgia farm, where there is no electricity and the nearest paved road is miles away? For Tyler, Wilkin, and Skee, the Coley boys, it means they do morning chores when most kids in town are still asleep, and they get practical things for Christmas, such as overalls, instead of toys.

But country kids

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What is it like to grow up during the Depression on a small Georgia farm, where there is no electricity and the nearest paved road is miles away? For Tyler, Wilkin, and Skee, the Coley boys, it means they do morning chores when most kids in town are still asleep, and they get practical things for Christmas, such as overalls, instead of toys.

But country kids like Tyler, Wilkin, and Skee have their share of fun. Whether playing kick-the-can and handy-over, raising a prize calf, or visiting a neighbor for an evening of singing and blackbottom pie, they are never short of ways to amuse themselves. And they know work is easier when it's turned into a game.

Robert Burch's novel of one year in the lives of these brothers who are also best friends is rich in details of a way of life that is still followed in many areas of the rural South. From their speech and dress to the ways they spend their days and nights to the matters close to their hearts, Burch's characters are genuine in every way.

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"As real and fresh as paint"--New York Times Book Review

"The warmth of family relationships, the sound values, homely humor, and careful attention to period detail make this a story to join the 'Little House' books [and] the Lois Lenski regional stories."--Library Journal

Booknews
Tyler (history, U. of Utah) provides a chronological account of early New World contact, published to commemorate the 500th anniversary of Columbus' landing (Oct. 12, 1992). The bulk of this work presents texts from the period, carefully selected and arranged to portray the Indians as the Europeans came to see them. A reprint first published by Viking in 1963. A children's book by a respected writer in the genre. For ages 8-12, this (and Skinny-see above) is an interesting departure for a university press. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780820311944
Publisher:
University of Georgia Press
Publication date:
05/28/1990
Series:
Brown Thrasher Books Series
Edition description:
Reissue
Pages:
152
Product dimensions:
5.78(w) x 8.85(h) x 0.75(d)
Age Range:
12 Years

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