Dust For Dinner

Paperback | January 3, 1997

byAnn Turner

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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.

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"In this (Level 3) I Can Read book, Turner takes a sad episode in history (the Great Depression) and fashions it into a story that has depth as well as drama. . . . Realistic, nicely executed illustrations decorate every page".--"ALA Booklist". Full color.

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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 ...

Ann Turner is the author of many acclaimed novels, picture books, and poetry collections, among them the novel A Hunter Comes Home, an ALA Notable Children's Book; Rosemary's Witch, a School Library Journal Best Book; and her two poetry books, A Lion's Hunger and Learning to Swim, both ALA Best Books for Young Adults. Ann Turner's hist...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:64 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.19 inPublished:January 3, 1997Publisher:HarperCollins

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:006444225X

ISBN - 13:9780064442251

Appropriate for ages: 7 - 9

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"In this (Level 3) I Can Read book, Turner takes a sad episode in history (the Great Depression) and fashions it into a story that has depth as well as drama. . . . Realistic, nicely executed illustrations decorate every page".--"ALA Booklist". Full color.