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The Resource Angels in the dust, by Margot Theis Raven ; illustrated by Roger Essley

Angels in the dust, by Margot Theis Raven ; illustrated by Roger Essley

Label
Angels in the dust
Title
Angels in the dust
Statement of responsibility
by Margot Theis Raven ; illustrated by Roger Essley
Creator
Contributor
Illustrator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Great Grandma Annie reminisces about life on her family's Oklahoma farm during the terrible drought of the 1930s when the region was known as the "Dust Bowl."
  • "Dark brown endpapers and the colors of earth and dust seem to seep out of the full-page illustrations as Great-grandma Annie tells of growing up in the 1930s in Oklahoma. As Annie and her sister watch, dirt fills the air, covers the fields, and has to be battled indoors and out. "Dust pneumonia" brings death to their mother and Annie takes over the housekeeping. She finds a way to water her vegetable garden despite the drought and shares the produce with struggling neighbors. A fire destroys their house and leaves them without resources. They survive, Annie remembers, by hard work, by the love between father and daughters, and by the good will of the neighbors they had helped. "Nothing's so bad that it isn't good for something," Annie's mother once said, and her gentle and hopeful spirit lives through her children. This well-told tale of the hard times and grinding poverty of the dust bowl is good reading for any study of the Depression era or of America's past. The realistic paintings dramatically illustrate the events described." --Shirley Wilton, Ocean County College, Reed Business Information, Inc
Awards note
International Reading Association Teacher's Choice Award.
Cataloging source
DLC
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Raven, Margot Theis
Dewey number
[E]
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Intended audience
3rd and up
Literary form
fiction
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Essley, Roger
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  • Dust storms
  • Droughts
  • Farm life
  • Oklahoma
  • Dust Bowl Era, 1931-1939
  • Families
Target audience
juvenile
Label
Angels in the dust, by Margot Theis Raven ; illustrated by Roger Essley
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
ocm32051175
Dimensions
27 cm.
Extent
[30] unnumbered pages
Isbn
9780816738069
Lccn
95003627
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
(Sirsi) i0816738068
Label
Angels in the dust, by Margot Theis Raven ; illustrated by Roger Essley
Publication
Control code
ocm32051175
Dimensions
27 cm.
Extent
[30] unnumbered pages
Isbn
9780816738069
Lccn
95003627
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
(Sirsi) i0816738068

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