Monday, October 19, 2009
Review of Kit Learns a Lesson by Valerie Tripp
Reading level: Ages 9-12
Paperback: 67 pages
Publisher: American Girl Publishing Inc (September 2000)
Synopsis from Barnes and Noble.com
Kit hopes her father will find a new job soon so that things can return to the way they were before—with no boarders in the house and no long list of daily chores. But a visit to a soup kitchen shows Kit just how much the Depression has changed everything.
In this book the focus is on Kit and her classmates. She and Ruthie sit together in school. They are getting ready for the Thanksgiving season at school. While setting up for a play, a boy in thier class insults Kit. She lashes out and she and Ruthie are punished.
Meanwhile, Kit;s father is looking for a job. He goes down to the city for job interviews but all is not s i t seems.
At the house they are getting ready for more boarders. They need more boarders to help pay bills cause they are starting to get behind.
Overall this is a good book for a young girl. It will teach her what it was like to be a child living in the depression or what some of the less fortunate go through now in this day in time. It is a fast read and is very engaging.
I rate this book a 4/5.