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A Penny for a Hundred
By Ethel Pochocki and Mary Beth Owens (illustrator)
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Down East Books
Publication date December 20, 2014
Pages 31
Binding Hardcover
Edition Reissue
Book category Easy Fiction
ISBN-13 9781608933112
ISBN-10 1608933113
Dimensions 0.50 by 7.25 by 10.25 in.
Weight 0.80 lbs.
Original list price $15.95
Other format details juvenile
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Summaries and Reviews
Amazon.com description: Product Description: A Penny for a Hundred is beloved children's book author Ethel Pockocki's timeless tale of culture shock in rural Maine during the Second World War. It is 1944 and nine-year-old Clare will finally be able to help with the potato harvest—up until now, she was only able to earn the "penny a hundred" her father paid her to pick potato bugs off the plants.

But this year, with so many local men off fighting the war, German POWs are brought in to help with the harvest. Clare's not sure what to expect from the strangers, but it soon becomes clear that these men are not so different from young American soldiers—they are relieved to be out of the fighting, but sad to be so far from home.

For Christmas, Clare is determined to recreate at least one familiar tradition for Peter, a POW who has befriended her. Their gifts for one another strengthen the bonds of their friendship and help both the POWs and Clare's family enjoy a memorable Christmas Eve. Even amid the hardships of war, they find much to give each other.


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Hardcover
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Reissue edition from Down East Books (December 20, 2014)
9781608933112 | details & prices | 31 pages | 7.25 × 10.25 × 0.50 in. | Rec. grade levels 3-4 | 0.80 lbs | List price $15.95
About: A Penny for a Hundred is beloved children's book author Ethel Pockocki's timeless tale of culture shock in rural Maine during the Second World War.
from Down East Books (October 1, 1996)
9780892723928 | details & prices | 31 pages | 7.75 × 10.50 × 0.50 in. | Rec. grade levels 3-4 | 0.70 lbs | List price $15.95
About: In 1944, in northern Maine, a nine-year-old girl befriends a German prisoner of war who works with her in her father's potato fields.
With Brian Green | from Palgrave Macmillan (June 1, 1996); titled "Hardy's Lyrics: Pearls of Pity"
9780333633281 | details & prices | List price $169.00
This edition also contains Hardy''s Lyrics: Pearls of Pity
Paperback
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from Down East Books (July 1, 2001)
9780892725311 | details & prices | 32 pages | 7.00 × 10.00 × 0.25 in. | 0.25 lbs | List price $9.95
About: In 1944 a 9 year old befriends a German prisoner of war during the fall harvest.

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