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Emmy

Connie Jordan Green

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ISBN 10: 1604540001 / ISBN 13: 9781604540000
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128 pages. Dimensions: 8.3in. x 5.4in. x 0.7in.In the 1920s when her father is disabled in a coal mining accident, eleven-year-old Emmy and the others in her family do what they can to help, with her fourteen-year-old brother taking Pas place in the mines. This item ships from multiple locations. Your book may arrive from Roseburg,OR, La Vergne,TN. Bookseller Inventory # 9781604540000

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Title: Emmy

Publisher: Tellico Books

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition:New

Book Type: Paperback

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In the 1920s when her father is disabled in a coal mining accident, eleven-year-old Emmy and the others in her family do what they can to help, with her fourteen-year-old brother taking Pa's place in the mines.

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This grittily unsentimental depiction of life in a 1920s Appalachian coal mining town--before labor unions, OSHA regulations and child labor laws--offers modern readers plenty to reflect upon. With Pa Mourfield bitterly keeping to his bed after being crippled in a mine accident, the days are an endless round of chores for 11-year-old Emmy and her four siblings as they help Ma care for boarders. When Gene, 14, becomes a miner to enable the family to stay in their company-owned house, Pa sinks into deeper despair, after angrily breaking the beloved banjo that he can't play one-handed. Another mine accident becomes the catalyst for him to emerge from his slough of self-pity, rejoin the family and even offer to teach Emmy to play the instrument she had repaired. Green ( The War at Home ) refrains from editorializing and, in letting her characters speak for themselves, deftly shows how a brave and loving spirit can empower and ennoble the otherwise humble and downtrodden. Ages 10-14.
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