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Together in Pinecone Patch / by Thomas F. Yezerski

 


Title:
  Together in Pinecone Patch
Author and Illustrator:  Thomas F. Yezerski
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
ISBN: 0-374-37647-6
Year: 1998
Flesch-Kinkaid Grade Level:  4.7

Concepts: human resources, natural resources, immigration, scarcity, economic history

Summary:  In parallel experiences, the starving Buckleys leave Ireland and the starving Paziks leave Poland. Both families come to America and settle in a gritty mining town in Pennsylvania. Feisty, red-headed Keara Buckley and shy Stefan Pazik live in parochial neighborhoods--one Irish, one Polish.  The illustrations successfully depict the begrimed world of a small coal-mining town at the turn of the century.

Source of Summary:  School Library Journal

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