Wednesday, October 14, 2009
Review of Meet Kit by Valerie Tripp
Reading level: Ages 9-12
Paperback: 70 pages
Publisher: American Girl Publishing Inc (September 2000)
Synopsis from Barnes and Noble.com
Kit longs for a big story to write in her daily newspaper for her Dad—that is, until she's faced with news that's really bad. When Mother's friends lose their house and come to stay with her family, it's nothing but trouble for Kit. Then Kit's dad loses his business, and things go from bad to worse. Will life ever be the same again?
Set in 1935, During the height of The Great Depression, Kit finds out her father has lost his job as a car salesman. She also finds out that he has used up his family savings. She now comes to realizaation that her family is poor like some of the families she has been hearing about.
Kit's friend Ruthie's family is not one of the families effect by the depression. Her father works at the bank. She does her best as freind to help her friend and her family out.
This is the first in a series written for young firls as an introduction to historical fiction of America in this series they focus on what life was like for a child during the The Great Depression.
I rate this books a 4/5.