Potato: A Tale from the Great Depression

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Demco Media, Nov 1, 2002 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 32 pages
9 Reviews
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  - 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 (2002)

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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