Dust for Dinner

Dust for Dinner

by Ann Turner
Publisher: HarperCollins
Trade Paperback, 64 pages
Price: $4.99

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Jake and Maggy lived on a farm where they loved to sing and dance to the music from Mama's radio. Then terrible dust storms came and ruined the land. The family had no choice but to auction off the farm and make the long, hard journey west to California-away from the dust storms, where the land is still green.

Along the way, Papa tries to find work, and Jake and Maggy try to help too. But what if Papa can't find a job? What if California isn't better after all?

Ann Turner's dramatic story about the dust bowl, set during the Great Depression and beautifully captured in Robert Barrett's paintings, shows how one family stays together during difficult times.


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Anna (age 7) of Oregon, 6/29/2016
This book is very good, but it is also very sad. A couple of times, there was dust blowing in their house and they had to eat dust for their dinner. One time, there was a big storm and it was a dust storm. There was thunder, but there was no rain... there was no rain for three whole years! Later, one of the kids asked if they had to leave their farm and Pa said, "yes". You should read this book to see what happens next!