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Kit Saves The Day (American Girl (Quality)) Paperback – September 1, 2001


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  • Age Range: 8 and up
  • Grade Level: 3 and up
  • Lexile Measure: 640L (What's this?)
  • Series: American Girl (Quality) (Book 5)
  • Paperback: 88 pages
  • Publisher: American Girl (September 1, 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1584850248
  • ISBN-13: 978-1584850243
  • Product Dimensions: 6.1 x 0.2 x 8.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 7 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #230,880 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Also this is my favorite book ever written!
Holly Goodman
Kit learns and grows a lot in this story, and the plot of the story is engaging, and will teach readers a lot about the Great Depression.
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A great addition to the American Girls Collection that all ages will enjoy!!!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By hiphopgirl_1000 on November 21, 2001
Format: Paperback
Summer arrives and Kit is as bored as ever. She is very ready for an adventure. It seems the chance comes when a hobo named Will that came from Texas comes to their looking for work and a meal. From Will Kit and Stirling learns about the hobo jungle and the fun and hardships to the hobo life. Hobo life seems very interesting to Kit as she learns from Will about jumping rails from town to town, hobo signals, and many more. Kit is even more interested in the so call "hobo stew"! When will leaves without taking any food for the hobo stew Kit and Stirling set out on a adventure to find the hobo jungle. However Kit got way more then she bargained for and has a great adventure that teaches a lesson. I won't tell you what it is. All I can say is that it includes getting arrested and finally leads up to Kit saving the day! A great addition to the American Girls Collection that all ages will enjoy!!!
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful A Kid's Review on November 30, 2001
Format: Paperback
Kit is sad this summer because her brother Charlie went off to college. One day a hobo named Will came to Kit's house. Will came from Texas. Kit's Mother invites Will to eat dinner with them that night. Will shows Kit and Stirling some hobo signs. Will tells them about the hobo stew. Kit wants to try the hobo stew. He also tells about the hobo jungle. That's where the hobos live. So the next day Kit and Stirling take food to the people who live at the hobo jungle . But while they are there, they learn about jumping rails. They do it and get sent to jail. Kit leans a very valuable lesson. I really liked this story. It shows how much we have to be thankful for. Kit won't be looking for adventure for a little while. This is one of my favorite Kit books ever!
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Ten-year-old Kit Kittredge can't stand the fact that she never has the chance to experience any adventure or excitement. With her older brother, Charlie, away in Montana with the CCC (Civilian Conservation Corps), having all sorts of fun and adventurous times, Kit feels left out of the loop, and begins to realize that the Great Depression is seriously cramping her style. Especially when her parents demand that she help out in the garden, and with tons of different chores, when she could be upstairs, clacking away on her typewriter, creating the newspapers that she loves so much. So when a young hobo named Will appears on Kit's doorstep, with tales of the hobo jungle, and riding the rails, Kit feels that her life just got more boring. It seems that everyone is doing something exciting besides her. And when Will informs Kit that girls just a bit younger than Kit are seen riding the rails all the time, Kit begins to fume. What she wouldn't give to do something so daring. So when Kit convinces her parents to allow her and Stirling to visit the hobo jungle, with some snacks for Will and the other starving hobos, she has no idea what she will encounter. Soon she sees that the hobo jungle isn't as exciting as she thought, with people suffering, and children going hungry each and every night. But when an acquaintance of Will's dares her to hop the rails, Kit feels that it's her duty to take the dare, and hop the train, even though it's illegal. But then something unexpected happens. Something that makes Kit realize the error of her ways, and it's up to her to save the day before something terrible happens.

Not since the original American Girl, Samantha, have I felt that I could so easily relate to one of the characters from the AMERICAN GIRLS series.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on February 17, 2002
Format: Paperback
Kit Saves the Day is easily the best book in the Kit series. Kit's Aunt Millie is staying at Kit's house and she has put Kit to work planting and caring for a garden. Kit is doing her chores in the garden one day when a young boy named Will walks into her yard. Aunt Millie sees him and immediatly invites him to join them for supper. Will tells Kit and her friend Stirling about the 'hobo jungle'. When Will leaves, Kit notices that she and Stirling didn't give him any food for his journey! Kit knew that Will would need food, so she and Stirling walk to the hobo jungle. There, they see ragged people with holey clothes and shoes. Kit meets Will's friend Lester. Lester persuades Kit and Stirling to hop a frieght train! The train is stopped because hopping trains is against the law. The police take Kit, Stirling, and Will to jail! Can Kit make it out of jail and save the day? Read this exciting book to find out! You won't be able to put it down!
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A Kid's Review on April 2, 2007
Format: Turtleback
This story is so so so so so exciting. I just could not set the book down! First it is about how Kit thinks that she lives a dull life and she wants to do some thing that she would never forget and she did beacuse I don't think she will ever forget this ever! first she has this hobo come and spend the night at kits house for lots of nights and Kit has to do all the work for him and also for her. Then awhile later Kit and a few other boys are in a boxcar, a police thinks that they are all hobos the police takes them to......... JAIL! Will Kit get out and save the day or will they be stuck in jail for the rest of their lifes? Read this wounderful book and find out. You won't sst the book down.
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By Holly Goodman on June 14, 2014
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
There was absolutely nothing wrong, and I was very into this book. Also this is my favorite book ever written!
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