A Penny for a Hundred

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Bethlehem Books, 2005 - 31 pages
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It is 1944 and nine-year-old Clare is old enough to help her family in the Maine potato harvest. This year, with many of the local men off to war, German POWs are brought in to help with the crop. Clare and her family are not sure of the strangers, but it soon becomes clear that these men aren t so very different from young American soldiers. For Christmas, Clare is determined to recreate at least one holiday tradition for Peter, a POW who has befriended her. Her gift and Peter s present in return strengthen the bonds of an unlikely and gentle friendship. A beautiful picture book illustrated by Mary Beth Owens."

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About the author (2005)

ETHEL POCHOCKI is the author of numerous poems, articles and children's books. A mother of eight, she lives in Maine.

Mary Beth Owens is the author/illustrator of several picture books for children, among them the Tilbury House title Remember Me: Tomah Joseph's Gift to Franklin Roosevelt. Her books also include Panda Whispers and Counting Cranes. She has a passion for studying and illustrating nature. She lives in Maine.

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