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Grace and the Bully: Drought on the Frontier (Sisters in Time) [Paperback]

By Norma Jean Lutz (Author)
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Item description for Grace and the Bully: Drought on the Frontier (Sisters in Time) by Norma Jean Lutz...

When a drought hits Cincinnati in 1819 and her family's finances dry up along with the river, ten-year-old Grace learns an important lesson about judging others, especially the bully they called "Raggy."

Publishers Description
Time Period:  1819  Grace Morgan can't stand the dirty, unkempt boy who harasses her meek and quiet cousin. But Grace soon gets a taste of the bully's hard life of poverty when her hometown of Cincinnati is struck by a serious drought, affecting both farmers and Ohio River businesses. As Grace and her cousin's family finances dry up in the drought, what can they do to help their loved ones, the bully, and a mysterious, glamorous young woman who's just arrived in town? Using actual historical events to tell a compelling fictional story, Grace and the Bully teaches an important lesson on judging others.

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Sisters In Time
For Girls Only

Binding: Softcover
Ages: 8-12

Sisters In Time historical fiction series tells the engaging, intriguing stories of girls who experienced some of America's greatest historical events and faith. Fictional teen and pre-teen girls are written into actual events showing today's readers what life was like in earlier times.

Sisters In Time covers the 17th - 20th centuries. These series of books not only can improve your child's vocabulary and knowledge of history, but it can develop their love for history!

An excellent resource to add to your child's library!

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Item Specifications...

Studio: Barbour Books
Pages   144
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 8.76" Width: 6.28" Height: 0.4"
Weight:   0.5 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Apr 30, 2006
Publisher   Barbour Books
Age  9-12
Series  Sisters In Time  
ISBN  1597891029  
ISBN13  9781597891028  

Availability  0 units.

More About Norma Jean Lutz

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Norma Jean Lutz began her professional writing career in 1977, when she enrolled in a writing correspondence course. Since then, she has had over 200 short stories and articles published in both secular and Christian publications. She is also author of five published teen novels.

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Product Categories

1Books > Subjects > Children > Ages 4-8 > General
2Books > Subjects > Children > History & Historical Fiction > United States > Fiction > 1800s
3Books > Subjects > Children > Issues > Bullies
4Books > Subjects > Children > People & Places > Family Life > General

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A good book about a pioneer girl  Jun 5, 2008
Reviewed by Regan Zaborowski (age 8) for Reader Views (5/08)

"Grace and the Bully" is a good book about a pioneer girl whose name is Grace. She is ten, and lives with her parents in Cincinnati. Grace is not like other girls at her school. She likes running and playing like the boys, and her mom and dad are not happy about that. She likes to watch the boats on the big river, because her dad works on the boats. She likes to play with her cousin, Drew, who is the new boy from the big city called Boston. He is teased a lot by the school bully, who is called Raggy, but his real name is Russell. He is an orphan. Raggy picks on Drew and Grace, but Grace tries to get him to be good and not pick on them. One day Grace and Drew meet a pretty lady who is getting off a ship, and they help her get to the boarding house so they could get some money to help Grace's family. The lady teaches Grace to play the piano, but she plays in the tavern and her mom and dad scold her for that. There is a surprise at the end, when the lady meets Raggy and everybody finds out that he is not an orphan after all.

I liked reading this book a lot. Grace liked to do things that I do, like running and playing outside, and playing music. I was sad for Raggy, because he was poor and had no family, but I didn't like it when he was mean to Grace and Drew. I felt proud of Grace for helping her family and trying to get Raggy to be nice to Drew. She seemed like a real nice girl. Another thing I really liked was that the story happened in Cincinnati. My aunt and uncle live there, and I have seen the big Ohio River where Grace liked to go.

My mom and I talked about the lesson in the book, and I think it was that Grace liked to help everyone she met. She helped her parents by trying to get money when they needed it, and she helped Drew when Raggy teased him, and she helped the fancy lady that came into town when she got sick. She even helped Raggy, even though he was so mean. Everything turned out good for all the people in "Grace and the Bully" because Grace helped all of them.

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