Monday, December 15, 2008

Economic disasters

Between 1929 and 1939, United States suffered one of the most critical economic period along his history. In those days, Great Depression obligated to many people to emigrate to other areas into United States. Countryside and cities were hardly knocked by this situation, a sad situation. It was the largest and most important economic depression in modern history all around the world.
Sometimes, when I think about the actual economic crisis, I obviously think about that past period of United Stated history too. We hope another Great Drepression doesn’t repeat now….
There are a lot of examples of good books that are based in facts of Great Depression, like The grapes of wrath (John Steinbeck) or Jack London’s creations. There are a lot of children’s books with these characteristics too; one of these books is The gardener, where Sarah Stewart and David Small tell us the story about Lydia Grace, a girl who leaves her home and parents, and goes to the big city with her aunt Jim. There she helps her aunt Jim with his bakery while she plants seeds and bulbs that her grandmother sends her… Read it if you want to know the pretty end. A book very appropriated in these days.
This title obtains a place in Caldecott Honour Books in 1998.


Conchi said...
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mik said...

Hey! Great blogs!But why do you write in English? Pure excercise?

Anyway...wonderful job and wonderful taste. The images you have selected...are ALL beautiful!

Look at mine if you ever wish.

It's not very updated...but still.

monty said...
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monty said...

I like also this blog. I like reading in English and I also study this language. I follow English literature for my kids.
Well done!

monty said...

I'll look for this book. Thank you very much.