That Scatterbrain Booky by Bernice Thurman HunterThat Scatterbrain Booky by Bernice Thurman Hunter

That Scatterbrain Booky

byBernice Thurman Hunter

Paperback | February 1, 2009

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Scatterbrained, incorrigible and irrepressible - Booky will win you over in this Canadian classic set in Depression-era Toronto.

It's almost 1933 and the Great Depression has hit the east end of Toronto. Booky's father can't find work; her mother is expecting another baby; the bailiff keeps threatening to evict the family from their home; and her older brother Arthur is terribly annoying. Yes, life is full of setbacks.

But through the eyes of Booky Thomson the world has an energetic, rosy tinge: there are street games to play at night with the neighbourhood kids; butter and white sugar sandwiches; important talks with her Grandpa; riding the streetcar to her Aunt Susan's nut and candy shop; and an oh-so-special afternoon at the talking picture show. And soon, soon, she knows her parents will stop fighting, her hunger pangs will subside, and her family will laugh again.

With nostalgic black-and-white photos from the era throughout, this treasure of a book offers an authentic, poignant glimpse into one family's struggle to stay together when the world around them was falling apart.

Bernice Thurman Hunter was born in 1922. She spent her adult years as an Eaton's employee, and did not publish her first book, That Scatterbrain Booky, until 1981, when she was a grandmother. She went on to write many more highly acclaimed historical novels: two more in the Booky series, and the equally successful margaret series. She ...
Title:That Scatterbrain BookyFormat:PaperbackDimensions:176 pages, 7.6 × 5.25 × 0.45 inPublished:February 1, 2009Publisher:Scholastic Canada LtdLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0545986184

ISBN - 13:9780545986182

Appropriate for ages: 9


Rated 5 out of 5 by from LOVE Such a fantastic book. Have re-read a few times over the years.
Date published: 2017-11-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Classic! My grade 6 teacher read the Booky collection as a read aloud; I loved the book then and still love it as an adult. Children can learn a lot about the Great Depression in Canada from these books.
Date published: 2017-09-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great! Loved this book as a child, and I like it still as an adult. Easy to read but not boring, and Booky is an engaging heroine as we follow her family through the Depression.
Date published: 2017-09-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great book for young adults Remember this from my early reading years and it is still one of my favorites. I have reread it as an adult and it was still a classic to me.
Date published: 2017-03-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My Favourite Childhood Novel I am an avid reader and I have read many books over the course of my lifetime. However, I refuse to reread books as I cannot stand to read the same novel twice. The one exception to this rule is the Booky trilogy. It was my all-time favourite as a child and one that I have revisited several (5 and counting!) times since I first read it. Whenever I go to High Park/Swansea Village , I think fondly of this book and have the urge to read it again,
Date published: 2016-12-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Must My mom bought me the trilogy as a child, I absolutely loved it! It is a MUST for any young girl. The stories and adventures Booky goes on is oh so fun!
Date published: 2016-12-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic I read this book in grade school for a project, and really enjoyed it. As an adult, I came across the trilogy, and absolutely loved it.
Date published: 2016-11-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Book The Booky Trilogy by Bernice Thurman Hunter is one of my favourite book trilogies of all time. In Booky Ms. Hunter has written one of the most likeable and believable young heroines and readers will be able to identify with the troubles Booky and her family go through.
Date published: 2010-05-30