Spuds

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Publisher:
Scholastic Press,
Pub. Date:
2008.
Language:
English
Description
Ma's been working so hard, she doesn't have much left over. So her three kids decide to do some work on their own. In the dark of night, they steal into their rich neighbor's potato fields in hopes of collecting the strays that have been left to rot. They dig flat-bellied in the dirt, hiding from passing cars, and drag a sack of spuds through the frost back home. But in the light, the sad truth is revealed: their bag is full of stones! Ma is upset when she sees what they've done, and makes them set things right. But in a surprise twist, they learned they have helped the farmer (contd.)

Ma's been working so hard, she doesn't have much left over. So her three kids decide to do some work on their own. In the dark of night, they steal into their rich neighbor's potato fields in hopes of collecting the strays that have been left to rot.

They dig flat-bellied in the dirt, hiding from passing cars, and drag a sack of spuds through the frost back home. But in the light, the sad truth is revealed: their bag is full of stones!

Ma is upset when she sees what they've done, and makes them set things right. But in a surprise twist, they learned they have helped the farmer and are invited to do this every year. And with love and pride, Ma makes the kids what they wanted all along -- a big pan of her wonderful mouthwatering spuds, sliced thin as fingernails and fried up crusty brown , hot and sparkling with salt.

Only Karen Hesse could construct such a delicate and delicious narrative, filled with stunning images and overflowing with love. Wendy Watson's glowing, primitive-styled art is a perfect compliment to the text.

Awards and Honors for CATS IN KRASINSKI SQUARE by Karen Hess and Wendy Watson

ALA Notable Children's Book

NCSS/CBC Notable Social Studies Trade Book

Sydney Taylor Award - Honor Book

IRA Notable Book for a Global Society

CCBC Choices

Koret Jewish Book Award

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ISBN:
9780439879934
Accelerated Reader:
LG
Level 4, 0.5 Points
Lexile measure:
AD: Adult Directed 810L
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subject_facetBrothers and sisters -- Juvenile fiction
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