Lucky Beans

Lucky Beans


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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.

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ISBN-13: 9780807547823
Publisher: Whitman, Albert & Company
Publication date: 03/01/2010
Pages: 32
Sales rank: 1,267,854
Product dimensions: 8.10(w) x 10.10(h) x 0.50(d)
Lexile: 600L (what's this?)
Age Range: 4 - 8 Years

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claire.cavell on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Story of a little boy during the depression that is tired of eating beans even though his mom says they are lucky. When he is walking home one day he sees a new sewing machine in a store window and a contest to guess how many beans in the jar and if you guess right you win the sewing machine. Marshall will do anything to get that machine for his mom. After studying measuring in school he applies his knowledge to be able to estimate how many beans were really in that jar. His calculations were correct and his mom went home with that new sewing machine.