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Rose's Journal: The Story of a Girl in the Great Depression [Hardcover]

By Marissa Moss (Author)
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The Samuels family is made of tough stuff. That's a good thing, because it's another trying year in the Dust Bowl. Weeks pass without rain, and it seems that all the plow stirs up is dust. But fortified with hope, love, determination, and ingenuity, eleven-year-old Rose and her family weather the toughest of times. And although Rose's older brother, Floyd, prefers drawing to farming, he comes through when he is needed most, in his own special way.
Carefully and poignantly rendered, Rose's story will linger in the hearts and minds of young readers.

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Studio: Harcourt Children's Books
Pages   56
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 9.3" Width: 7.9" Height: 0.4"
Weight:   0.75 lbs.
Binding  Hardcover
Release Date   Oct 31, 2001
Publisher   Silver Whistle
ISBN  0152024239  
ISBN13  9780152024239  

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More About Marissa Moss

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Marissa Moss is a bestselling author who lives in Berkeley, California. Yuko Shimizu is an award-winning illustrator whose work appears in the "New York Times," "New York "magazine, and "Rolling Stone." This is her first children s book. She lives in New York City."

Marissa Moss currently resides in Berkeley, in the state of California.

Marissa Moss has published or released items in the following series...
  1. Young American Voice Books (Paperback)

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1Books > Subjects > Children > Ages 9-12 > General
2Books > Subjects > Children > History & Historical Fiction > United States > Fiction > 1800s
3Books > Subjects > Children > History & Historical Fiction > United States > Fiction > 1900s
4Books > Subjects > Children > History & Historical Fiction > United States > Fiction > General
5Books > Subjects > Children > People & Places > Family Life > General
6Books > Subjects > Children > People & Places > Family Life
7Books > Subjects > Children > People & Places > Where We Live > Farm Life > Fiction
8Books > Subjects > Children > Ages 9-12
9Books > Subjects > Children > Literature

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Extraordinary Book, Recommend for Curriculum  Feb 8, 2006
Marissa Moss's Dustbowl story is one of the most compelling books I've ever read on the topic. I'm a literate adult, but was shocked at how much I DIDN"T know before I read this book. She packs Depression-era "facts" into a heartbreaking (and ultimately heartwarming) tale of a girl and her family, all rendered especially poignant with charming drawings that accompany the text. The whirling storms of dirt that cover everything with mounds of dirt ("we could tell where it came from by the color: gray dirt from Oklahoma; red dirt from Texas; brown was our own Kansas dirt") are brought to life with the evocative drawings, as well as the well-rounded characters. This book should be read by every child--and adult--in the country, as an essential part of U.S. history. I loved the book, was moved by it, and was sorry when it ended.
girl in a storm  Mar 24, 2004
This book is about a girl who lives in a house and they live by a farm and all they have are horses and cows and chickens. She is in a big dust storm. They cannot keep anything growing so her mom and dad go out to a dancing contest to see if they can earn money for seeds. They come back without any money. So they join a last man standing club. This club is for people who are having hard times but will not abandon their town. I liked this book because it was based on a true story, and it was from a long time ago. The setting was set in the desert with lots of wind storms and also set during the Great Depression.
The girl that learns agin  Mar 24, 2004
This book was alsome. It puts me in her place. I can get in to alot of books but this is the book that it gust took a little bit to read it. It might be little but it is good. We could have done alot of other books but i picked this one. I'm all so reading two other books. It is about a girl in the gret depresion she has to clean ever day. She lifes with her mom,dad,and her brother. She and her panters and her friends have to live in the sand storms. My reflection is i would recmond this book to other people that have to do something on the great deppresson. OR if you just want to read it for fun. The story elements are where the story takes place in the dester. the point of fewe is that the worst can happen.
Rose's Journal: The Story of a Girl in the Great Depression  Oct 27, 2003
I liked it because I really like the Amelia stories (also by Marissa Moss) and learning about the Great Depression. They finally came together!
Moving and informative  Apr 17, 2002
Rose's Journal is one of Marissa Moss' best books yet. It is both a vivid picture of the Depression era and a moving portrait of an individual child. Rose's relationships with her family, friends, farm animals and land are delicately, poignantly, and even humorously depicted. The narrator's soulful and childlike drawings leaven the serious text; her words are also enhanced visually with real photos of the time and drawings of her brother's comic strips. A humane, creative, refreshing and vivid way to present history to children.

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