Potato: A Tale from the Great Depression

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National Geographic Society, 1997 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 32 pages
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During the Depression, after grandfather Clarence loses his job and the bank takes their house, Clarence and his family move to Idaho to harvest potatoes, living in a tent and earning enough money to keep the family together through hard times.

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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

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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 (1997)

Lisa Campbell Ernst was born in Bartlesville, Oklahoma in 1957. She received a Bachelor's degree in art from the University of Oklahoma, and then won an internship as a guest editor for Mademoiselle Magazine in New York City. She has written and illustrated over twenty picture books including Stella Louella's Runaway Book, which won the Children's Choice Award in Kansas, and Sam Johnson and the Blue Ribbon Quilt.

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