Tight Times

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Puffin Books, Jul 1, 1983 - Fiction - 32 pages
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A small boy, not allowed to have a dog because times are tight, finds a starving kitten in a trash can on the same day his father loses his job.

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The story and the writing, too, are full of merit. - Goodreads
The illustrations are also important to the story. - Goodreads
The illustrations just add to the story. - Goodreads

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User Review  - Alison Durbin - Goodreads

This book was incredibly powerful for me. I appreciated that this author was not afraid to write about a subject that can be kind of depressing, but it does have a somewhat happy ending. I feel that ... Read full review

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User Review  - Kim - Goodreads

This is an amazing story of a family where they are struggling to make ends meet, and how things get worse when the dad losses his job. Just when will he ever get a dog? The illustrations just add to ... Read full review

About the author (1983)

Barbara Shook Hazen has written more than eighty books for children. Her most recent titles include, Where Do Bears Sleep?, illustrated by Mary Morgan Van Royen; Digby, illustrated by Barbara J. Phillips-Duke; and The Knight Who Was Afraid of the Dark, illustrated by Tony Ross. She lives in Massachusetts and New York City.

Jane Manning is the illustrator of My First Songs, This Little Piggy, and the HarperTrophy Black Cat Club series. She lives in Deep River, CT.

The late Trina Schart Hyman illustrated dozens of books and became one of the most respected artists in the field of children's literature. She was awarded the Caldecott Medal in 1985 for St. George and the Dragon

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