Potato: A Tale from the Great Depression

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National Geographic Soc Childrens books, 1997 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 32 pages
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When Dorothy's father loses his job and cannot find another, the family borrows a car and sets off for Idaho where jobs picking potatoes can be found. This true story gives children a vivid sense of the Depression on a level they can understand. The illustrations, simple and charming, are a perfect match for the story.

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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

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User Review  - Erica - Goodreads

As we introduced historical fiction this week we used this book to talk about what we learned from the book about the great depression. The narrator of this story is telling about her grandparents and ... Read full review

About the author (1997)

Lisa Campbell Ernst was born during 1957 in Bartlesville, OK and is currently a resident of Kansas City, Missouri. She is known for self illustrating her own titles as well as for other authors. Awards include the Children's Choice Award in Kansas.

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