In 1948, award-winning author Ruth White lived in Jewell Valley, a coal camp nestled between the hills of southwestern Virginia, with her mother, still mourning for a baby who died four years earlier; her father, who spent the weekends and most of his pay out drinking; and her three older sisters, Audrey, Yvonne, and Eleanor. Told in Audrey's voice, this is how the author imagines Audrey's experiences during a time of great trauma for the White family - and what happened before they were able to live a better life.
This snapshot of life in a coal camp, complete with everyday heartaches and joys - as well as stories, songs, and jokes - is Ruth White's most personal work to date. "Little Audrey" is a 2009 Bank Street - Best Children's Book of the Year.
|Publisher:||Farrar Straus & Giroux|
|Publish Date:||Sep 2008|
|Format:||School and Library|
|Number of Pages:||145|
|Shipping Weight (in pounds):||0.5|
|Product in Inches (L x W x H):||6.36 x 0.66 x 7.54|
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