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SOLVED: Children's/YA > SOLVED. MG Historical Fiction Appalachians, Little Jim [s]

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message 1: by Nova (last edited Jul 26, 2014 04:15PM) (new) - rated it 3 stars

Nova | 32 comments This is historical fiction based (I think) in the Appalachian area of North Carolina. Little Jim is the main character, a little boy, and he works with his taciturn father,Big Jim who I think is a lumber Jack. They take cold gravy biscuits to work for lunch at a saw mill? And someone in their area has recently bough an automobile which is a new thing in the area at the time. I think it takes place in the late 1800s or early 1900s. I read in in the late 90s but it may be older. It was also an AR book.

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Tab (tabbrown) | 4885 comments Remember anything about the cover?

Can you remember what the conflict/struggle was in the book? Or, more of the plot?

Nova | 32 comments Little Jim wants to please his father who is a hard, cold type of man. He wants to be strong like his father but he feels that his father sees him as weak and is constantly disappointed with him.

I may be wrong but his father may be an alcoholic.

I think the cover had little Jim on it. He was a boy with dark hair and I think he was wearing Susppenders and a hat. I may also be wrong about that.

I only recall these few vauge details about this book I read about 16 years ago.

message 4: by Kris (last edited Aug 13, 2014 08:00AM) (new)

Kris | 33431 comments Mod
This book is somewhat similar to your description - Jim the Boy by Tony Earley. Jim the Boy by Tony Earley

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Adele | 1206 comments I think this is it: Littlejim by Gloria Houston Littlejim

Nova | 32 comments Adele wrote: "I think this is it: Littlejim by Gloria HoustonLittlejim"

That is exactly it. Thank you. Sorry for my description being a little inaccurate, but I'm trying to squeeze details from my memory of something I read and have not revisited for more than a decade and a half. I try! And thanks again!

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Adele | 1206 comments You're very welcome! :-)

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Lobstergirl | 37804 comments Mod
Just a reminder, if you shelve your own book, add the URL of your thread to the "Why this book?" box.

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