• Publish Date: 2005-06-01
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Author: Jeanette Ingold

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  • Christopher Award - Better to light one candle than to curse the darkness
  • Society of School Librarians International Best Book
Historical fiction at its best! From the author ofThe Big Burncomes this captivating story of a boy striving to become a man amidst the hard times of the 1930s Great Depression. Teenager Moss Trawnley is on his own and desperate when he joins Franklin Roosevelt's Civilian Conservation Corps. The CCC means a job at a Montana camp and money for his family. Self-esteem and self-reliance. Friends and being a leader. A crash course in living with nature. And it means facing hard times and building something good. Includes reader's guide.

Double whammy. Good book. Good boy book. . .It's a coming-of-age novel worthy of your time.--Treasure Chest for Tweens

This is a must read book!!If you like realistic fiction then you should definitely read this novel.--East Meadow Public Library YA Book Log, review by a middle school student

An excellent piece of historical fictionwhich helps people today to appreciate events that took place in the past.Written with humor, pathos, and a keen understanding of the times.-Through the Looking Glass Book Reviews

Great for boys.--YA Books Central

Felt like a well-done film where one can't help but root for the hero. Although intended for young adults,anyone will find Hitch a great read.--Historical Novel Society
  • New York Public Library Book for the Teen Age
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  • National Endowment for the Humanities/American Library Association We the People Bookshelf

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