Cimarron Girl: The Dust Bowl Years of Abigail Brubaker

Cimarron Girl: The Dust Bowl Years of Abigail Brubaker

by Mike Blanc

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781938164132
Publisher: VanitaBooks, LLC
Publication date: 06/01/2016
Series: Cimarron Girl Series
Pages: 52
Product dimensions: 8.80(w) x 11.10(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range: 7 - 10 Years

About the Author

Mike Blanc resides in Akron, Ohio.

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Cimarron Girl: The Dust Bowl Years of Abigail Brubaker 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
BooksforKatie More than 1 year ago
Historical Book for Children Cimarron Girl is told from the view point of an adult looking back to childhood during the Dust Bowl. I personally do not think that this book was intended to be funny, but to tell a sad story of our country's past. And even with this, it could still be a children's book. This book, is written in the eyes of Abigail. She is seven years old when the dust bowl began. She talks about all the hardships her family and neighbors faced. Many people don't really talk about this time, so I feel that it is important that this book is shared with children. It may even teach the children that they have it better than they think. Thank you Vanita Books and NetGalley for the digital ARC of this book, which made this honest review possible.
brf1948 More than 1 year ago
I received a free electronic copy of this book from Netgalley, Mike Blanc, and Vanita Books in exchange for an honest review. Thank you, for sharing your work with me. This is an excellent look at the dust bowl years in the 1930's for children and teens. This story is told in the first person of a 12 year old girl. Mike Blanc does a fine job portraying the angst of a family loosing their farm in Oklahoma to drought and 'black tornados' in the 1930's, and migrating to California, along with hundreds of other midwesterners, in search of work.
WildflowerMom More than 1 year ago
A beautifully illustrated story of a young girl's remembrances from growing up during the Dust Bowl years of Oklahoma. The descriptive writing, poetic at times, paints the picture of a close knit family struggling to make it on their farm in the 1930's, when the drought and Great Depression hit the prairie states doubly hard. The endearing relationships of the family helped them endure the difficulties so many people faced, like the dangers of dust storms, farm foreclosures, accidents, and eventual migration to California for work. The prejudice these poor families faced was so sad, not unlike other refugees today. An interesting epilogue and brief list of historical facts provided a nice wrap up. I would have liked to know where the family eventually settled. There are descendants today in California from actual people who followed the same path as this fictional family! Recommend this for older children and up, or as a homeschool read aloud. 4.5 stars (Book provided by NetGalley and the publisher in exchange for my honest review.)
catloverAD More than 1 year ago
This is a great story to open the door for young readers to learn of the journey of a girl during The Dust Bowl Years. It's simply told and would also be good as a read out loud. Illustrations were very good. Reviewed through NetGalley for an independant, honest review.