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It is 1944 and nine-year-old Clare is old enough to help her family in the Maine potato harvest. This year, with many of the local men off to war, German POWs are brought in to help with the crop. Clare and her family are not sure of the strangers, but it soon becomes clear that these men aren t so very different from young American soldiers. For Christmas, Clare is determ ...more
Paperback, 31 pages
Published March 7th 2007 by Bethlehem Books (first published January 1st 1991)
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"we're human beings on this side of the ocean too." love it!
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Amazing. The story teller was crisp and engaging, while not stepping outside the range of a young girl's character. Rich and vivid illustrations complemented the stunning artistry of the author. This is one that must go on my wish list.
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Jun 12, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Since our upcoming Route 1 trip takes place in Northern Maine we were looking forward to reading this book as a family. We were hoping to gain some insights into what life was like on the large potato farms. However, we also ended up learning about the use of German POWs from World War II as field hands. Five of Hearts especailly liked the story of the friendship that was formed between Clare and one of the POWs. This book not only provided details about potato farming but it also shed light on ...more
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Ethel Frances Pochocki was a children's book author living in Brooks, Maine.

She developed a passion for books and writing working at the New York City Public Library. While raising eight children, she turned to writing in the early morning hours. Her writing career began when she won an essay writing contest about her experience taking in inner city kids with the Fresh Air Project in New York City
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