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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I love that their is a children's book to introduce them to the time in our nations history when many suffered, the Great Depression. The family in the book shows a strong family and work ethic and ... Read full review

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I love that their is a children's book to introduce them to the time in our nations history when many suffered, the Great Depression. The family in the book shows a strong family and work ethic and ... Read full review

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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