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Worth

By: A. LaFaye
Narrated by: Tommy Fleming
Length: 2 hrs and 33 mins
Categories: Kids, Ages 8-10
3.5 out of 5 stars (16 ratings)

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Life for a family on a Nebraska homestead is difficult, with illness and weather causing worries about crops and finances, and conflicts between ranchers and farmers. For 11-year-old Nate's family, the days grow even darker when he gets his leg crushed in a farm accident. To help out, Nate's father brings home John Worth, just off the Orphan Train and dealing with the loss of his own family in a New York City tenement fire.

With Nate's honest telling of the story comes a fascinating narrative of family life during the late 19th century: the overwhelming responsibility children endured; the grueling, daily chores; the family's struggle to hold onto their land and deal with their losses; the importance of community and the mores of the time. The richly drawn characters and their courageous, candid story present an important slice of history and a compelling exploration of friendship.

©2004 Alexandria LaFaye (P)2006 Live Oak Media

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