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Author: Rosemary McDunn
ISBN: 0979225876
Language: English
Pages: 200 pages
Category: Genre Fiction
Publisher: Bezalel Books; Revised edition (April 1, 2007)
Rating: 4.6
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McDunn’s fictional character Tressa is based o Rosemary McDunn’s "The Green Coat, A Tale from the Dustbowl Years" is a stunning work of fiction.

McDunn’s fictional character Tressa is based o Rosemary McDunn’s "The Green Coat, A Tale from the Dustbowl Years" is a stunning work of fiction. Aimed at young readers, it is sure to captivate and delight readers of all ages. Set in North Dakota in the 1930’s, it brings to life the hardships and horrors of the farmers whose livelihoods-and the very lives of their families, too-were shattered by a long and relentless drought that turned a huge section of the country into a veritable bowl of dust.

Rosemary McDunn is a middle school teacher humbly surprised by the runaway success of her debut . Rosemary McDunn's "The Green Coat, A Tale from the Dustbowl Years" is a stunning work of fiction

Rosemary McDunn is a middle school teacher humbly surprised by the runaway success of her debut novel "The Green Coat: A Tale from the Dust Bowl Years. When McDunn set out to pay tribute to her mother through this engrossing work of historical fiction, she never expected it to become required reading in classrooms and homeschool curriculums around the country. Rosemary McDunn's "The Green Coat, A Tale from the Dustbowl Years" is a stunning work of fiction.

The universal appeal of "The Green Coat" is due to Mrs. McDunn's mastery of historical events, excellent dialogue, rich characters, and her tribute to the human spirit. Young readers are captivated by the harrowing events in which Tressa and older brother Will find themselves while adults are drawn to the emphasis of such traits as perseverance and loyalty. The Green Coat" is a wonderful family book as well as a great classroom book.

Title: The Green Coat: A Tale from the Dust Bowl Years By: Rosemary McDunn Format: Paperback Number of Pages: 200 Vendor: Bezalel Books Publication Date: 2007. Dimensions: . 7 X . 4 X . 1 (inches) Weight: 8 ounces ISBN: 0979225876 ISBN-13: 9780979225871 Ages: 9-12 Stock No: WW225871. The universal appeal of "The Green Coat" is due to Mrs.

The Green Coat" is a wonderful family book as well as a great classroom book

The Green Coat" is a wonderful family book as well as a great classroom book. About the Author: Rosemary McDunn is a middle school teacher humbly surprised by the runaway success of her debut novel "The Green Coat: A Tale from the Dust Bowl Years.

by Rosemary McDunn (Grades 6-9). Daily Reading Journal Go beyond a simple book report. See the progress your students make while they are reading!

by Rosemary McDunn (Grades 6-9). See the progress your students make while they are reading! The Green Coat: A Tale from the Dust Bowl Years Reading Journal.

Written by Catholic author Rosemary McDunn, "The Green Coat: A Tale from the Dust Bowl Years" grabbed the . Mrs. McDunn's historical fiction is set in the 1930's dust bowl and focuses on Tressa and her older brother Will

Written by Catholic author Rosemary McDunn, "The Green Coat: A Tale from the Dust Bowl Years" grabbed the students' attention from the very beginning and never let go. What added to my delight was the parent feedback that I received. Not in my ten years as a middle school teacher did I have parents writing notes to me expressing their pleasure in a reading selection. McDunn's historical fiction is set in the 1930's dust bowl and focuses on Tressa and her older brother Will. The family has lost everything and life is about to change in ways unimaginable.

There was one, -The Green Coat: A Tale From the Dust Bowl Years by McDunn that is exactly 200 pages. There are probably more, as the list looked long, but it's very time-consuming to look each of them up. I'm leaving out lots of notes I took. -Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry by Taylor is about racism in the Great Depression and is 288 pages

Spring came quickly that year and the three chestnut trees in front of the house nodded their white plumes before a boy . Soothed by the peace on the upper landing, Grandpa went placidly every day to the green to beat Saddler.

Spring came quickly that year and the three chestnut trees in front of the house nodded their white plumes before a boy dazzled by freedom, intoxicated with strange and undreamed-of joys. On the fifteenth of April Grandma left, according to her custom, to spend a few months with her Ayrshire relatives-as I have indicated, she divided the year pretty equally: autumn and winter in Levenford, spring and summer, the growing months, at Kilmarnock. We had progressed, she and I, in our grave private devotions.

The Green Coat: A Tale from the Dust Bowl Years by Rosemary McDunn has become a popular choice of parents and teachers for home and classroom reading-with no apparent age limit of those who have come to enjoy the incredible story of a sister and brother caught up in th. .

The Green Coat: A Tale from the Dust Bowl Years by Rosemary McDunn has become a popular choice of parents and teachers for home and classroom reading-with no apparent age limit of those who have come to enjoy the incredible story of a sister and brother caught up in the hardship of the dust bowl.

The universal appeal of The Green Coat is due to Mrs. McDunn's mastery of historical events, excellent dialogue, rich characters, and her tribute to the human spirit. Young readers are captivated by the harrowing events in which Tressa and older brother Will find themselves while adults are drawn to the emphasis of such traits as perseverance and loyalty. "The Green Coat" is a wonderful family book as well as a great classroom book.
Comments (7)
Doath
Rosemary McDunn's "The Green Coat, A Tale from the Dustbowl Years" is a stunning work of fiction. Aimed at young readers, it is sure to captivate and delight readers of all ages. Set in North Dakota in the 1930's, it brings to life the hardships and horrors of the farmers whose livelihoods--and the very lives of their families, too--were shattered by a long and relentless drought that turned a huge section of the country into a veritable bowl of dust. McDunn's fictional character Tressa is based on her late mother, who lived through that harrowing time period and came out of the experience a stronger woman. This novel is a magnificent achievement and a moving homage to the author's resilient mother.

McDunn is a gifted storyteller and creates characters and situations that feel so real that you will find yourself transported back in time, right along with 12-year-old Tressa and her older brother Will. When their parents lose their farm, Tressa's Ma and Pa must sell the only home their children have ever known and the family is split apart. No longer able to keep a roof over all of their heads, the devastated couple sends Tressa and Will to live with and work for a man named Doc Heileman--who lives 90 miles away (which at that time, in that place, might as well have been a thousand).

Doc has family troubles of his own; his wife is in a deep depression and is unable to care for her home or her adolescent daughter and toddler son. Tressa starts out missing her parents so terribly that she feels very sorry for herself and can't help but complain about her plight. But with the help of Will's loving support, she learns to accept her situation and tries to see the blessings that are sometimes hidden underneath the layer of dust left by the incessant dry winds that torment the region. Doc is very kind, and appreciative of all Tressa does to help his family. Ultimately, instead of crumbling under the weight of all she must endure, she emerges stronger, more grown-up, and more filled with a deep faith in God's grace than she might have been if she hadn't had to learn to deal with so much adversity at such a young age.

Although some tough things happen in the course of the novel, "The Green Coat, A Tale from the Dustbowl Years" is at heart a story of love, perseverance, faith, and hope. It shows the good that can be achieved when friends and neighbors help each other out and make sacrifices for each other, simply out of the goodness of their hearts. I believe it should be on the bookshelves of every middle school and junior high classroom in the country, because it tells about a period in our country's history about which most of us don't know nearly enough. McDunn should be applauded for bringing this important piece of American history to light for young readers--and for us older ones, too.

In an age when everyone seems to see himself as a victim and the idea of picking yourself up by your bootstraps and succeeding through hard work and determination is an increasingly alien concept, Tressa's story of hardship and survival--her story of triumph--is an inspiration.

Highly recommended! (And there's even a handy glossary and study guide in the back of the book, for any teacher out there reading this who'd like to add Rosemary McDunn's "The Green Coat, a Tale from the Dustbowl Years" to your reading or history curriculum.)
Reighbyra
The first word that came to mind when I reached the end of her book was 'wonderful' !!!
I'm not sure what I was expecting when I began to read the story. Perhaps, I was thinking that it would be more of a historical summary of the Dust Bowl years. The story did educate us on the facts, but it did it in a way that was entertaining and enjoyable.
As I read about Tressa and the hardships that her family endured, I felt as if I were there with them. Rosemary has a way of writing that draws her audience into the story. The characters in "The Green Coat" emphasize the courage and determination that is deep inside most people; an inner strength that can rise up and be held like an unbreakable shield when things seem almost unbearable. I applaud the way that Rosemary emphasized the undying faith that Tressa had by weaving it throughout the story. I will never be able to make a pot of homemade soup again without remembering the 'prayer pot'. "The Green Coat" is well written, educational, and entertaining.

Sincerely,

Joan L. Kelly
Akir
Even though written for young people, I would rate this novel an excellent read for any age. The characters are real and multi-dimensional, and the historical details are vibrant and descriptive. I could almost feel the gritty dust between my teeth as I read about the dust storms. It is convincingly told from the point of view of a twelve-year-old girl, who is able to surmount her own very real suffering and grow in compassion and concern for others. I would recommend it very highly for children, both as an entertaining story and an educational tool for teaching history.

Lavern Holdeman, author of N.U.K.E.S.
Larosa
I assume this book is targeted to young girls who are fairly religious. That being said, I'm a 68 year-old guy who can't remember the last time I went to church...yet I thought this book was great! I only wish it had more than 176 pages. I'll be passing it along to my Grandkids.
porosh
Here is one of those books that should be in every library. It teaches a young person to deal with adversity, to not lose faith, and still honor one's feelings in a healthy way.
Villo
This book is written for young readers, however it gives insight into family life during the dust bowl years for adults too. For me it's a one time read, however it was a good one time read.
Binar
Delightful story of hope build around the sadness of the Dust Bowl Years.
The book arrived in excellent shape, just like I had bought it new at the store ...I will use the same company if the need ever a rises again.