Under A Living Sky

Joseph Simons (author)

Publisher: Orca Book Publishers ISBN: 9781551438429

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Mary is certain that her parents are giving her new shoes for Christmas, but the Depression has hit her Saskatchewan farming family hard. Mary tries to hide her disappointment when she receives a crude homemade doll instead. She ends up liking the doll much more than she expects, but the doll fuels the rivalry between Mary and her older sister, Judith. Then, when the doll disappears a few weeks later during a snowstorm, Mary and Judith's relationship changes once again. January 20, 2006. Canadian Review of Materials discusses UaLS's place in the school curriculum:"...The book does provide an authentic look at the effects of the Depression on a prairie farm family in Saskatchewan, and for this reason it is a useful novel for teaching about this period in Canadian history... Recommended." Elizabeth Fresse at www.BarnesandNoble.com: "... useful for a unit about the Depression and how people lived during that time...also great for talking about family relationships." Award: Listed among the five winners of the 2006 Family Friendly Book Awards at the Christian Book Fair International. "Given in recognition of remarkably refreshing books" that, in the words of the founder, Rev. C. Paschal Eze, "bring Christian moral values to the fore while helping to promote reading as a tool for family bonding, relaxation and individual mental and spiritual development."

Reading Level
Lexile
675L
Fountas Pinnell Guided Reading
P
ATOS
4.5
DRA
38
Categories
Genre
Chapter Books
Interest Age
Ages 6-8 Ages 9-12
Grade
3rd Grade 4th Grade 5th Grade 6th Grade
Subject
Language Arts
Language
English (US)
Fiction/Non-Fiction
Fiction
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