That Boy Red

That Boy Red

A Novel

Book - 2011
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It's the Depression, but Red's family is managing better thanmost on their Prince Edward Island farm. Hard working andresourceful, they have enough to eat and to help others, evenif at times they are mocked by their neighbours for puttingeducation ahead of farm work. Eleven-year-old Red has plentyof chores around the farm, and the days can be long, but hestill gets the odd break to go swimming or fishing, provided hishomework is done. Red's older sister, Ellen, teaches at the localschool, and if Red doesn't shine, she will not only punish him,but also make sure their parents hear about it.

But then Red's father's hand is seriously injured and thefamily's situation looks dire. Red steps up to the challenge,finishing the tobacco boxes that his father makes and helpingshovel out a train stuck in the snow. Stubborn and even pigheaded,Red does make mistakes along the way (such as pretendingto be dead so that his younger sister will stop followinghim), but his heart is always in the right place.

Publisher: Toronto : HarperTrophy Canada, c2011
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9781554684595
Branch Call Number: J GIL
Characteristics: 211 p. ; 22 cm

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afowl
May 30, 2012

Ten, twenty, thirty, forty, fifity or more...

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Biscuit299
Apr 22, 2012

last book

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harmonyhallreader
Apr 16, 2012

You're right shaniabear the chapters were really long... most authors don't do it that was, but it's cool how Rachna Gilmore did that. It took place during the depression, which is also cool.
Everybody does speak differant, you're right tam396RTMS.
I like how there's one main event in each chapter. My favourite part is when Bunch gets lost. It's really sad but then happy.

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shaniabear
Apr 16, 2012

This book is good i am only half way through it(chapters really long)

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Starmeg
Apr 12, 2012

That Boy Red was funny and just a good book. I liked it.

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tam396RTMS
Apr 11, 2012

That Boy Red was really good. This takes place in the southern, so they speak funny sometimes. My favourite character is Red. He's reckless and very brave. In the chapter the "Outhouse Bandit", Red ventures in the cold to shovel snow.
My least favourite character is "Catless Granny". She's so... mean.
So overall, this book is really good.

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channy101
Apr 06, 2012

sounds like a good book

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morgemil472
Apr 02, 2012

i didnt really like it eather not my type of book! ):

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thierach892
Mar 30, 2012

my friend said that his hair got stuck in well doo doo and I laughed until the middle of next week.

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klastiff882
Mar 30, 2012

I dont like this book it gets realy boring.It is not a good book

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