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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Jun 1, 2005 - Juvenile Fiction - 288 pages
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As a teenager growing up during the Depression, Moss Trawnley doesn't have time to be a kid. In search of opportunity, Moss lies about his age and heads west to join Roosevelt's Civilian Conservation Corps. While working to protect Montana's wildlife, he goes to school, makes lifelong friends, falls in love, and finds what he almost lost in the crisis of the Great Depression: himself.

In this captivating work of fiction, Jeanette Ingold tells the story of a teen who risks everything to start a new life and, in the process, gains a future.

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I loved this book! Moss Trawnley was a teenager in the Great Depression. He decides to join the CCC or Civilian Conservation Corps to earn money. He learns how to be a great leader and makes tons of friends. He finds himself and makes a life for himself. I chose this book because I needed to read a historical fiction story for Comm. Arts last year. I liked this book because I still learned a lot of facts and history while still being entertained by a great story.(cc) 

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Let's you know what it would have been like to grow up during The Depression. Read full review

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JEANETTE INGOLD is the author of Mountain Solo; The Big Burn; Pictures, 1918; Airfield; and The Window. She lives and writes in Montana.