Potato: A Tale from the Great Depression

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National Geographic Society, 2002 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 32 pages
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Through Longfellow?s engaging rhymes, children follow Paul Revere on his fateful ride through the Massachusetts countryside on the eve of the first battle of the American Revolution. Spectacular illustrations by Jeffrey Thompson create an amazing depth and a shimmering, mysterious feel that enhance the unfolding drama of the immortal poem. A historical note clarifies the facts, and a map shows Revere?s route.

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Lied's first book retells a family story that brings home the reality of the Great Depression. The narrator, pictured as a young girl with pigtails writing next to a family photo album, tells the true ... Read full review

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Kate Lied was eight years old when she wrote Potato: A Tale from the Great Depression, a family story told to her by her Aunt Dorothy. Potato won an award in a writing contest sponsored by Kate’s neighborhood bookstore, the Reading Reptile in Kansas City, Missouri. Now 17, Kate lives with her family in Kansas City.

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