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Rocks in My Pockets
The rocks around their mountain farm serve all of the Woods family in many ways, both utilitarian and recreational, until the day two ladies from the city come to visit.
Paperback, 32 pages
Published September 18th 2002 by Quarrier Press
(first published September 10th 1991)
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Rocks in my Pockets is a very interesting read about a family who lives on top of a hill where the wind always blows. There the family uses rocks to do a variety of things like hold themselves to the ground, or heat up their beds. One day wealthy people discovered their rocks and saw just how beautiful they could be. Suddenly these rocks were being sold to everyone far and wide. This story really shows the importance of making something out of nothing and never getting too down on yourself for t ...more
This one we found on our book shelf... no idea where it came from. lol But it was cute to read and just knowing that DJs mind was trying to figure out why the rocks were in their pockets all the way through to the end made it even better. :)
Mar 23, 2013 April Evans rated it it was amazing
This is a great book to read to students about the value of money. This family starts off poor. Then, they sell their rocks and begin to make money. However, they still stay true to who they are.
Marc Harshman is the poet laureate of West Virginia, appointed by Governor Earl Ray Tomblin in May 2012. His poems have appeared in such publications as Shenandoah, The Georgia Review, The Progressive, Appalachian Heritage, Bateau, and Fourteen Hills. Other poems have been anthologized by Kent State University, the University of Iowa, University of Georgia, and the University of Arizona.
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