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Dust for Dinner (I Can Read Book - Level 3)

Jake and Maggy lived on a farm where they loved to sing and dance to the music from Mama's radio. Then terrible dust storms came and ruined the land.

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Jake and Maggy lived on a farm where they loved to sing and dance to the music from Mama's radio. Then terrible dust storms came and ruined the land. The family had no choice but to auction off the farm and make the long, hard journey west to California-away from the dust storms, where the land is still green.

Along the way, Papa tries to find work, and Jake and Maggy try to help too. But what if Papa can't find a job? What if California isn't better after all? Ann Turner's dramatic story about the dust bowl, set during the Great Depression and beautifully captured in Robert Barrett's paintings, shows how one family stays together during difficult times.

About the Contributors:

Ann Turner

Ann Turner is the author of many novels, picture books, and poetry collections for young children. Her novel A Hunter Comes Home was an ALA Notable Children's Book, and her first picture book, Dakota Dugout, received the same honor. Among her other books are Abe Lincoln Remembers, an NCSS/CBC Notable Children's Trade Book in the Field of Social Studies, and Through Moon and Stars and Night Skies, a Reading Rainbow selection. Ms. Turner lives in Williamsburg, Massachusetts, with her family.

Illustrated by Robert Barrett

ISBN9780064442251
PublisherHarper Collins Publishers
FormatPaperback
Trimsize6.00 x 9.00 in
SubcategoryJuvenile Fiction / Family / General Juvenile Fiction / Historical / United States / 20th Century Juvenile Fiction / Readers / Beginne
ContributorsBy Ann Turner , Illustrated by Robert Barrett
Pages64

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