Dust For Dinner
  • Dust For Dinner
  • Dust For Dinner
  • Dust For Dinner
ISBN: 006444225X
EAN13: 9780064442251
Language: English
Release Date: Jan 3, 1997
Pages: 64
Dimensions: 0.3" H x 8.3" L x 5.4" W
Weight: 0.2 lbs.
Format: Paperback
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Book Overview

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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   Great book about life's struggles
This book is set in the Dust Bowl era of the Midwest and is an excellent book for today's young readers. A period where drought took over and the wind kept the dry air for years. When the drought collapsed, the families had to auction their land and possessions and move west to find work and start a new life. This book follows the story of a family that had to make difficult decisions to stay together, and develops the role of each family member as the story unfolds.
   A Way to Connect
I presented this book in my 4th grade unit on How We Came to California. It was the best book that told the journey of many families to the Golden State during the Dust Bowl Days, because it included why they came, how they left, and the struggle once they got here. To make it even more special, my grandmother came to read it to the students because she lived in CA during that time and helped the people who came to her town from Oaklahoma and Kansas. Having an older read it to the kids was the most memorable thing for many of the kids who simply did not know about this period of their family history.
   this book is a level 3 which in a different ...
This book is a level 3, which would have been nice in a different publisher's step system for grades 1-3, while this is for 2-4. Not a huge difference, but something to note.
Despite the ups and downs of the subject, children love this book true to life. Fantastic illustrations by .