Ida Early Comes Over the Mountain

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Puffin Books, Oct 1, 1990 - Juvenile Fiction - 145 pages
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A heartwarming tale about the Great Depression

Life in rural Georgia is tough for the Suttons. Their mother has passed away, and the country is in the midst of the Great Depression . But things take a turn for the better when Ida Early comes over the mountain. She offers to help Mr. Sutton with the children, and entertains them with her tall tales of lion taming, working as a cook on a pirate ship, and even a stunt pilot!

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I loved this book when I was a kid; I rate it highly almost purely for the nostalgia factor. My teacher read it to us in 3rd or 4th grade, I think. Ida Early is like a Mary Poppins of the Appalachian ... Read full review

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Ida Early comes to the Suttons' doorstep right after Aunt Earnestine yells at the kids. The characters are Dewey, Clay,Randall,Ellen,Ida,and Mr Sutton. The Suttons mom passes away a few years ago. They are going through a very difficult times.But when Ida Early comes they hear stories that she did. She says that she tamed a lion, a cook on a pirate ship,and a stunt pilot. 



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Robert J. Burch (June 25, 1925 - December 25, 2007) was an American writer of 19 children's books for children and young adults. Many of his stories are based on his childhood experiences in rural Georgia during the Great Depression. He was born in Fayette County, Georgia, and spent the majority of his life there.

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