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 - 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
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - fmgee - LibraryThing
This book is a series of very short stories about the author growing up very poor on Prince Edward Island. It is a beautiful little book and wonderfully illustrated by the authors son. The book deals ... Read full review