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A Castle on Viola Street / by Dyanne DiSalvo


Title:  A Castle on Viola Street
Author and Illustrator:  Dyanne DiSalvo
Publisher:  HarperCollins
ISBN:  0-688-17690-9
Year:  2001
Flesch-Kinkaid Grade Level:  4.0

Concepts: interdependence, scarcity, human resources

Summary:  Readers who are familiar with Habitat for Humanity and similar programs in theory can now see it in practice from a child's perspective. After Andy and his parents work as volunteers for an organization that buys deserted buildings and fixes them up, they finally get word that they will soon be working on a house that will become their own.

Source of Summary: School Library Journal

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