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The Resource Nowhere to call home, Cynthia DeFelice

Nowhere to call home, Cynthia DeFelice

Label
Nowhere to call home
Title
Nowhere to call home
Statement of responsibility
Cynthia DeFelice
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
When her father kills himself after losing his money in the stock market crash of 1929, twelve-year-old Frances, now a penniless orphan, decides to hop aboard a freight train and live the life of a hobo. Tramping is for people with nothing to lose and nowhere to call home. Twelve-year-old Frances Elizabeth Barrow thinks that describes her when she clips her hair and, disguised as a boy, "flips" a train west. Left a penniless orphan after her father's bankruptcy and subsequent suicide, Frances is sure that hoboing is better than being sent to live with an unfamiliar aunt in Chicago. On the drag, she meets Stewpot, a fifteen-year-old boy who teaches her the ropes -- everything from the jargon to the signs the hoboes leave for one another, to how to outwit the cops. She also learns that being "free" exacts a price, and comes to appreciate her old life. Cynthia DeFelice captures the despair -- and the hope -- of individuals facing the Great Depression in this story about a spirited young heroine filled with resolve after all she has experienced
Summary
When her father kills himself after losing his money in the stock market crash, twelve-year-old Frances, now a penniless orphan, decides to hop aboard a freight train and live the life of a hobo
Theme
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
076013
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
[Fic]
Index
no index present
LC call number
PZ7.D3597
LC item number
No 1999
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/lexile
870
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 4
  • 6
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Target audience
pre adolescent
Label
Nowhere to call home, Cynthia DeFelice
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
1280538
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
199 p.
Isbn
9780374355524
Lccn
98036602
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm39556273
  • (OCoLC)39556273
Label
Nowhere to call home, Cynthia DeFelice
Link
Publication
Control code
1280538
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
199 p.
Isbn
9780374355524
Lccn
98036602
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm39556273
  • (OCoLC)39556273

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