Potato: A Tale from the Great Depression
When Dorothy's father loses his job and cannot find another, the family borrows a car and sets off for Idaho where jobs picking potatoes can be found. This true story gives children a vivid sense of the Depression on a level they can understand. The illustrations, simple and charming, are a perfect match for the story.
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POTATO: A Tale from the Great DepressionUser Review - Jane Doe - Kirkus
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
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.