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The Hard-times Jar
Smothers, Ethel Footman
(5 ratings)
Book, 2003
Emma, the daughter of poor migrant workers, longs to own a real book, and when she turns eight and must attend school for the first time, she is amazed to discover a whole library in her classroom.
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Ethel Footman Smothers lives in Grand Rapids, Michigan.
John Holyfield lives in Fairfax Station, Virginia.
Holyfield, John
New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2003.
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Publishers Weekly
Smothers's (Down in the Piney Woods) tale movingly attests to the rewards of hard work, honesty and of having dreams. Eight-year-old Emma and her family have "[come] up on the season," from Florida to Pennsylvania, to harvest…Read more
School Library Journal
K-Gr 4-Based on the author's childhood, this inspirational story stands as a tribute to a strong family facing hard times. Emma and her family are migrant workers who follow the crops to make a living. Passionate about books, the girl…Read more
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