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POTATO: A Tale from the Great Depression

Editorial Review - Kirkus - Jane Doe

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 story of her grandparents, Clarence and Agnes, who were young parents when the Depression first hit. When Clarence lost his job, the family lost their house in Iowa. Clarence and Agnes borrowed a car ... Read full review

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The book tells the story of a family who during the Depression had no work. So they picked potatoes and got to keep the ones they picked after hours. It brings the Great Depression down to an understandble level for young children.

Review: Potato: A Tale from the Great Depression

User Review  - Sherry Thornberry - Goodreads

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

Review: Potato: A Tale from the Great Depression

User Review  - Morgan Swank - Goodreads

I thought this was a cute story. It would be a good story to start off with if you were trying to teach younger children about the great depression. Read full review

Review: Potato: A Tale from the Great Depression

User Review  - Mrs. Downs - Goodreads

GR Level: K Elementary: E LIE As we introduced historical fiction this week we used this book to talk about what we learned from the book about the great depression. The narrator of this story is ... Read full review

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