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This is a journey story. A story of redemption. Two brothers leave the windy city during the Great Depression because their Polish father is angry and ashamed that he is not capable of feeding them properly. The boys travel by foot, jumping freights and hitching rides. They dig through dumpsters, go door to door to beg for food, and eat watery soup at a soup kitchen. They catch a bit of luck here and there, but also face hardships and perils. This story contains first loves, sad goodbyes, and growing up enough to understand parents. Irene Hunt is a wonderful author. I have read two of her other books, “Up A Road Slowly” and “Across Five Aprils” many times, and this book falls into place with the wonderful insight of the pain of growing up and understanding the adults in your life.
Review by Alyssa Staley
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