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The Hard-Times Jar
by Ethel Footman Smothers and John Holyfield


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A look at the life of migrant workers through a child's eyes

Emma Turner loves books and dreams of one day having the store-bought kind, but the Turners are migrant workers and money is tight. That means "no extras," so Emma must be content to make her own stories and books.  Read more...


 
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More About The Hard-Times Jar by Ethel Footman Smothers; John Holyfield
 
 
 
Overview

A look at the life of migrant workers through a child's eyes

Emma Turner loves books and dreams of one day having the store-bought kind, but the Turners are migrant workers and money is tight. That means "no extras," so Emma must be content to make her own stories and books. Emma has a plan, though she's going to save all the money she earns picking apples and put it in Mama's hard-times jar. Then there will surely be enough for extras. But when Mama tells Emma that this year she has to go to school instead of to work, it spoils everything. Now she will never own a store-bought book But school turns out to have a wonderful surprise in store for Emma.

Based on Ethel Footman Smothers's childhood, the story is brought to life with lush acrylic paintings, giving us a touching portrait of a book-hungry child."

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780374328528
  • ISBN-10: 0374328528
  • Publisher: Frances Foster Books
  • Publish Date: August 2003
  • Page Count: 32
  • Reading Level: Ages 5-8
  • Dimensions: 11.38 x 9.05 x 0.43 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.97 pounds


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