Pennies in a jar

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When his father goes off to fight in World War II, a young boy promises to be brave. But it isn’t always easy. Especially now that he and his mother are alone and the air is punctuated by bursts of loud noises from air raid siren tests.Lots of things scare him, but especially the street horses: Josephine, who pulls the ragman’s wagon and Nell, the milkman’s nag, frighten the boy with their big teeth and wild eyes. Even Billy and Bucky, the garbage wagon horses whose feet are as big and heavy as buckets full of iron, make him nervous. Then one day a stranger with a small pony and a camera comes down the street and gives the boy an opportunity to do something special for his father. But that means digging down deep inside and finding the courage.
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full_title pennies in a jar
author chaconas dori
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auth_author2 Lewin, Ted.
author Chaconas, Dori, 1938-
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display_description A young boy whose father is serving overseas during World War II struggles to overcome his fears, especially his fear of the horses that pull trade wagons through his neighborhood, as he works odd jobs for money to buy his father a birthday present.
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subject_facet Fathers and sons -- Fiction, Fathers and sons -- Juvenile fiction, Fear -- Fiction, Fear -- Juvenile fiction, Horses -- Fiction, Horses -- Juvenile fiction, Peddling, Peddling -- Fiction, World War, 1939-1945 -- Fiction, World War, 1939-1945 -- Juvenile fiction
title_display Pennies in a jar
title_full Pennies in a jar / written by Dori Chaconas ; illustrated by Ted Lewin
title_short Pennies in a jar