Kit Learns a Lesson: A School Story
In 1934 Kit finds that she has hard lessons to learn about the Depression both at home, where she is helping her mother run a boarding house while her father looks for a new job, and at school, where a fight spoils the preparations for the Thanksgiving pageant.
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American Girl asked backdrop boarders boarding house boyfriend breakfast Charlie chores Cincinnati classrooms cornucopia Dad's socks Depression desk double bass dust father says find a job Fisher friends giant turkeys go to Chicago groceries hand Happy Thanksgiving hard Hart and Miss head hope Dad Howard Indians job soon Kit's knew lady laundry basket leaks leave letter looked lumber lunch Miss Finney Miss Hart morning Mother newspaper nice oatmeal Okay Palmer Method paper Peck penmanship Pilgrims Plink pretty quiet Robin Hood Roger Ruthie's father salary shoulder shoved sighed skated smile snickering sorry soup kitchen spill stairs Stirling's father stood stories to tell sure talking teachers ten-dollar bills Thanksgiving basket Thanksgiving pageant there's thought toast turkey feathers turned twenty dollars typewriter Valerie Tripp wagon waiting walked want ads white paint