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Little Heathens: Hard Times and High Spirits on an Iowa Farm During the Great Depression

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"I tell of a time, a place, and a way of life long gone. For many years I have had the urge to describe that treasure trove, lest it vanish forever. ... Show synopsis

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Reviews of Little Heathens: Hard Times and High Spirits on an Iowa Farm During the Great Depression

Overall customer rating: 4.875
Diane D

Glimpse of Real Life Long Ago

by Diane D on Jul 14, 2013

Older people OR people who grew up in rural areas will recognize and remember many things and enjoy reading about the incredibly hard work that children took for granted many years ago (before electricity) on a farm when everyone's labor was needed to help provide food and keep things functioning. Things were really different then. Today's teenagers might be amazed if you can get them to read it; nice to provide them with another point of view. I did not enjoy a few small parts about all the bad words the writer heard growing up, her slightly anti-religious statements about organized religion, and her complaints about the lack of sex education she received; but I think I am in the minority & most people would not be bothered. Most of the book was truly fascinating and a great historical record of day-to-day life of children long ago.

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MARY W

HELPFULL

by MARY W on Jan 13, 2011

I ENJOYED THIS BOOK AND HAVRE PURCHASED A FEW COPIES TO SHARE IT WITH OTHERS.

EMWATSON

Were We "Little Heathens"?

by EMWATSON on Sep 17, 2009

Growing up in the 30's and 40's was like no other time and this book brought back all the memories for me and my friends. Even my children loved to recognize our tales of these times.

Gerald
by Gerald on Aug 20, 2009

Brought back memories of my childhood. Gave insight as to how tough times really were.

bubbasgrama

Bring back memories

by bubbasgrama on May 14, 2009

I was raised by my grandparents only 10 miles from where this book is about. It brought back so many memories. Some of them I had completely forgotten about. I would recommend this book to anyone who was raised in rural America. Especially in the early 50's. So much of it was like a walk down memory lane.

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