Lucky Beans

Lucky Beans

Hardcover

$16.99

Overview

Like so many people during the Great Depression of the 1930s, Marshall Loman's dad has lost his job. There's little money, but there are plenty of beans-in fact, Ma cooks them for supper every single night! Beans start looking better when Marshall sees the contest posted in the furniture store window. HOW MANY BEANS ARE IN THE JAR? WIN THIS BRAND NEW SEWING MACHINE! Ma needs that sewing machine-but how can Lomans possibly guess right? Then Marshall remembers something he learned in arithmetic class. Becky Birtha's engaging story, based on her grandmother's memories of Depression years in the African American community, is illustrated by Nicole Tadgell's expressive paintings.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780807547823
Publisher: Whitman, Albert & Company
Publication date: 03/01/2010
Pages: 32
Product dimensions: 8.10(w) x 10.10(h) x 0.50(d)
Lexile: 600L (what's this?)
Age Range: 4 - 8 Years

About the Author

Becky Birtha is the author of Grandmama's Pride and Lucky Beans, which also express her advocacy for social justice. She has degrees in children's studies and creative writing. She lives in Pennsylvania with her partner and their two young adult children.



Nicole Tadgell is the award-winning illustrator of more than twenty picture books. When she's not drawing, Nicole enjoys practicing Tai Chi and watching Doctor Who. She lives in Massachusetts.

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