The Green Coat: A Tale from the Dust Bowl Years
Sometimes life takes a sudden and unexpected turn. In an instant life as you know it is forever changed . . . When the longest drought in the history ... Show synopsis Sometimes life takes a sudden and unexpected turn. In an instant life as you know it is forever changed . . . When the longest drought in the history of North Dakota causes the Bauer family to lose their farm, twelve-year-old Tressa is forced to leave her family and work as hired help in the home of strangers. Despite her protests, Tressa soon finds herself living ninety miles from home, feeling desperate, lonely, and homesick. In an effort to overcome the fear of her uncertain future, Tressa draws upon her inner strength, and the loving support of her older brother, Will, to endure this life-changing experience. Rooted in the Dust Bowl years of the 1930s, The Green Coat is an engrossing and deeply inspiring book. The reader engages in the heartfelt, emotional journey of a young girl grappling with the changes forced upon her at an early and sensitive age. The Green Coat has true universal appeal for all ages. "Tressa will profoundly touch your heart, and no reader will ever forget her." __________________________________________ "As a middle school English teacher it has truly been my good fortune to have discovered the book, "The Green Coat." From start to finish it is a magnificent story. It is filled with characters that the reader easily comes to care about who are experiencing life in ways in which the reader can often identify. Mrs. McDunn's mastery of settings, dialogue, and emotion makes the book difficult to put down! I can only hope that she has a sequel in the making as we all want to know what happens next."