Bannock Beans and Black Tea: Memories of a Prince Edward Island Childhood in the Great Depression
A stark, brutally honest memoir illustrated by one of the world's great cartoonists. This is a gripping and poignant memoir recounting one boy's experiences of deprivation and poverty growing up in a rural farming village during the Great Depression. The short stories are written by John Gallant and illustrated by his son Seth, better know to many as the New Yorker illustrator and award-winning D+Q cartoonist behind the books It's a Good Life, If You Don't Weaken and the sumptuous Vernacular Drawings. Written with a concise honesty and clarity, the stories reveal the sad reality of a boy growing up in brutal social and economic conditions.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - justine28 - LibraryThing
Found this book in my local library and picked it up ahead of my upcoming trip to Prince Edward Island just to "get the feel" for the place. It turned out to be a really quick and enjoyable read ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - gypsysmom - LibraryThing
I took this book out of the library because I wanted to read something set in PEI that wasn't written by L. M. Montgomery. Don't get me wrong; I am a fan of Montgomery's but I've read everything she ... Read full review