Pennies in a jar

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“The day Dad went away to the war, I cried. He hugged me and told me to be brave. But I was afraid of so many things.”A young boy promises to be brave when his father goes off to fight in World War II. But it isn’t always easy, Lots of things scare the boy, especially Josephine, the street horse 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 so big and heavy, make him nervous. Then one day a stranger with a small pony named Freedom offers the boy an opportunity to give his father the perfect birthday present and find a new and special kind of courage.Dori Chaconas has written a sensitive tale about a son’s steadfast love for his soldier father that transcends distance, circumstance, and his own fears. Illustrator Ted Lewin’s stunning paintings capture the simple spirit of the 1940s home front.
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Level 2.9, 0.5 Points
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AD: Adult Directed 690L
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Grouped Work ID 04a63b31-8bba-93ec-6e40-b10607a0f877
Grouping Title pennies in a jar
Grouping Author chaconas dori
Grouping Category book
Last Grouping Update 2018-10-03 04:49:02AM
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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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publishDate 2007
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subject_facet Fathers and sons -- Juvenile fiction, Fear -- Juvenile fiction, Horses -- Juvenile fiction, Peddling, Peddling -- Juvenile 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