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Meet Kit: An American Girl 1934 (The American Girls Collection, Book 1) [Paperback]

By Valerie Tripp (Author) & Walter Rane (Illustrator)
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Item description for Meet Kit: An American Girl 1934 (The American Girls Collection, Book 1) by Valerie Tripp & Walter Rane...

When her father's business closes because of the Great Depression forcing Kit to make changes in her life, the nine-year-old responds with resourcefulness. Simultaneous.

Publishers Description
Kit's world turns upside down when Mother's friends come to stay with them and Dad loses his business. Will life ever be the same again?

Citations And Professional Reviews
Meet Kit: An American Girl 1934 (The American Girls Collection, Book 1) by Valerie Tripp & Walter Rane has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -
  • Hornbook Guide to Children - 01/01/2001 page 67
  • Christian Retailing - 09/05/2000 page 83
  • School Library Journal - 12/01/2000 page 126
  • Hornbook Guide to Children - 07/01/2000 page 67

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Item Specifications...

Studio: American Girl Publishing Inc
Pages   70
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 8.49" Width: 6.32" Height: 0.25"
Weight:   0.47 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Jun 1, 2005
Publisher   American Girl
Grade Level  Multiple Grades  
Age  8-12
Series  American Girl Kit  
Series Number  1  
ISBN  1584850167  
ISBN13  9781584850168  
UPC  723232050161  

Availability  0 units.

More About Valerie Tripp & Walter Rane

Valerie Tripp Valerie Tripp is an American author best known for her beloved American Girl historical fiction characters Felicity, Elizabeth, Josefina, Samantha, Nellie, Kit, Ruthie, Emily, and Molly. Ms. Tripp also writes poems, songs, stories, skills book pages, and nonfiction essays for educational publishers. She is the author of dozens of phonetically controlled stories at the pre-K, Kindergarten, and first grade levels of The Superkids Reading Program and all of the stories in the second grade readers, "The Superkids Hit Second Grade" and "The Superkids Take Off." In addition, she is a founder and the Editorial Director of Boys Camp a series of realistic fiction books for readers aged 7 to 12, and also the author of the books in the Hopscotch Hill School series, and the Just One More series, published by Childrens Press.

Tripp became a writer because of the kind of person she is. She's curious, and writing requires you to be interested in everything. She loves to talk and writing is a way of talking on paper.

Valerie Tripp currently resides in the state of Maryland. Valerie Tripp was born in 1951.

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Product Categories

1Books > Subjects > Children > Ages 9-12 > General
2Books > Subjects > Children > History & Historical Fiction > United States > Fiction > 1900s

Reviews - What do customers think about Meet Kit: An American Girl 1934 (The American Girls Collection, Book 1)?

Interesting Look at the Great Depression  Mar 21, 2008
My daughter (aged 4) and I enjoyed this book and plan to read more. We had just finished the Josefina American Girl series and really, really liked those books. While Kit is a fine story, for us, it was not as interesting as Josefina -- probably because Kit's life is so much more familiar and similar to our own. That being said, Kit is a likeable child and the book is well-written. It does teach good values. Kit learns a adjust in a positive way to change and to be a 'team player' under difficult circumstances. A positive aspect of this story is that it will give children the opportunity to ask grandparents and great-grandparents about their Depression memories.
Boys Love it Too!  Mar 19, 2008
I am a 3rd grade teacher and a "man teacher" as many kids say, and I loved sharing this book with my students. The boys enjoyed it as much as the girls, and we all spoke of Kit as though she were our friend. I found the book to be well-written and full of interesting tidbits perfectly in tune with what the kids would question or want to know about. There is so much these kids do not know, they are missing information somewhere. When I was a kid, I learned so much from wonderful TV programs like "Kukla, Fran and Ollie" and "The Waltons" and "Little House on the Prairie" and so I knew about other time periods. These kids only seem to know about the present day. This book helped them think beyond what they know. Interest in TV programs led me to look for books on similar themes when I was a kid. The best thing about this book was that it made me want to share it with my own grandmother, who lived during the Depression. She was a poor country girl, not a city girl like Kit, but she would enjoy the book if she wasn't suffering from memory loss in the nursing home. I think of her as I read the books. It is like I am sharing something of my grandparents with tomorrow.
This is a REALLY good book   May 18, 2006
It's like being a girl long ago. You'll love it! Kit's real name is Margaret Mildred Kittredge. She has to sleep in the attic because Stirling Howard comes to visit and get to sleep in her room. So she turns the attic into her own beautiful room.

By Kacie age 8
Meet Kit An American Girl  May 11, 2006
I read the book Kit An American Girl.
This book is great.
You can learn from this book. It tells you how a family works together & It teaches how hard it was to live back in 1934.

I learned some interesting facts.
I learned about the depression. I learned about what you would have to do to live & I learned it was 1934 when the great depression happened.

I would recommend this book for three reasons.
1. It is a fantastic book..
2. It was a true story.
3. This book has so many facts about Kit.

Kit An American Girl is a good book.

My son loves it!  May 10, 2006
We got this at a rummage sale, and he won't put it down. He's never been a really strong reader, but the main character, Kit, is believable. He likes reading about Cincinnati. He finds it amazing that someone wrote a book about the state he lives in. We have tried just about every book out there to get him to read independently. This is the one book he picks up on his own and reads over and over again.

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