Canary in the Coal Mine

Canary in the Coal Mine

by Madelyn Rosenberg

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Overview

Bitty is a canary whose courage more than makes up for his diminutive size. Of course, as a miner bird who detects deadly gas leaks in a West Virginia coal mine during the Depression, he is used to facing danger. Tired of perilous working conditions, he escapes and hops a coal train to the state capital to seek help in improving the plights of miners and their canaries. In the tradition of E.B. White, George Selden, and Beverly Cleary's Ralph S. Mouse, Madelyn Rosenberg has written a singular novel full of unforgettable characters.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780823426003
Publisher: Holiday House
Publication date: 05/01/2013
Pages: 192
Product dimensions: 5.70(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.70(d)
Lexile: 680L (what's this?)
Age Range: 8 - 12 Years

About the Author

Madelyn Rosenberg is a journalist and picture book author. Kirkus Reviews called THE SCHMUTZY FAMILY "delightful and unpretentious." This is her first novel for children. She lives in Virginia.

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