Potato: A Tale from the Great Depression

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National Geographic Society, 1997 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 32 pages
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During the Depression, after grandfather Clarence loses his job and the bank takes their house, Clarence and his family move to Idaho to harvest potatoes, living in a tent and earning enough money to keep the family together through hard times.

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POTATO: A Tale from the Great Depression

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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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About the author (1997)

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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