Five Pennies : A Prairie Boy's Story (Paperback)

Author: Morck, Irene

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Bed bugs, farm animals, and hard work were all a part of growing up on a western Canadian homestead in the 1920s. Five Pennies captures the joys and hardships experienced by a young boy living the pioneer life.

Author Irene Morck assembled this collection of short stories from the memories of her father, Archie Morck, who lived on a pioneer farm in the Canadian prairies. His recollections bring to life the people and values of this earlier time, as well as a child's wonder at the adventures offered by each new day.

Told with humor and style, these stories recall the excitement of the first day of school, the challenges of a first summer job, and, of course, the immeasurable wealth of having five pennies to spend. The warmth of early family life on the prairies shines through on every page, making this a wonderful book for all ages.


Publisher Ingram Pub Services
Mfg Part# 9781894004329
SKU 30531275
Format Paperback
ISBN10 1894004329
Release Date 8/13/2012
Dimensions (in Inches) 9.25H x 6.5L x 0.75T
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Editors Note From the trips to the general store to battles with bedbugs and falling cows, Five Pennies brings to life the experiences of a boy growing up in the early west.Filled with details about pioneer life, each story gives insight into the difficulties, challenges, and joys faced by families building a new home on a rugged, new land. Young Archie's observations offer a different perspective on that life, one tinged by a child's wonder and sense of adventure.These heartwarming stories about Christmas pageants, starting school, summer jobs, and the exciting potential of owning five pennies were told to author Irene Morck by her father. She has captured the spirit and humour of his memories and brought them together in this entertaining collection.
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