Potato: A Tale from the Great Depression

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National Geographic Society, Oct 1, 2002 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 32 pages
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Through Longfellow?s engaging rhymes, children follow Paul Revere on his fateful ride through the Massachusetts countryside on the eve of the first battle of the American Revolution. Spectacular illustrations by Jeffrey Thompson create an amazing depth and a shimmering, mysterious feel that enhance the unfolding drama of the immortal poem. A historical note clarifies the facts, and a map shows Revere?s route.

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Review: Potato: A Tale from the Great Depression

User Review  - Jennifer Bryant - Goodreads

Potato is a great book to introduce the topic of the Great Depression. It expresses struggles that many families had during this time. It also shows how families work and stick together through thick ... Read full review

Review: Potato: A Tale from the Great Depression

User Review  - Morgan Swank - Goodreads

I thought this was a cute story. It would be a good story to start off with if you were trying to teach younger children about the great depression. Read full review

About the author (2002)

Kate Lied was eight years old when she wrote Potato: A Tale from the Great Depression, a family story told to her by her Aunt Dorothy. Potato won an award in a writing contest sponsored by Kate’s neighborhood bookstore, the Reading Reptile in Kansas City, Missouri. Now 17, Kate lives with her family in Kansas City.

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