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  • Lexile Measure: 730L (What's this?)
  • Hardcover: 124 pages
  • Publisher: Character Publishing; First Edition edition (December 1, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0983935556
  • ISBN-13: 978-0983935551
  • Product Dimensions: 5 x 0.3 x 8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 5.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,097,303 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Chip Bourg on March 1, 2012
Format: Hardcover
Kids do not really understand the level of deprivation that occurred during the Great Depression, nor how quickly life can change from events beyond our control. Woody's World brings this truth to light for children and shows how truly connected we are to one another thru events in the world. Woody and Henry have this fact thrown at them ripping apart the picture they thought was their world, in the process gaining an appreciation and a "respect" for the world Elmer, their African-American friend, occupied.
The book itself is written with a firm understanding of the thought processes of a child, in a style that flows easily from scene to scene. The illustrations have a dream-like quality that provides insight into the chapter to come. Combining these features with a subject matter (The Great Depression) that is becoming more and more confusing as generations pass, any history teacher would find much value in its pages.
Additionally, this book provides an excellent resource for enhancing reading skills through history which is a central focus of Core Curriculum. But like their vegetables, children are not going to digest something because it is good for them, so with vivid characters and imagery, children of all ages will enjoy this story. The book ultimately achieves its intended goal, children will gain some "respect" for themselves and the world around them.
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Woody is a fun-loving twelve year old boy who can usually be found stirring up trouble with his best friend, Henry. Each time Woody is caught doing something he shouldn't he receives a healthy lecture from his father on the topic of respect.

When Woody's father's business is forced to shut down as a result of the stock market crash of 1929, his world is quickly turned upside down. As a boy who once lived quite comfortably, he soon learns the value of money as his father leaves town to find work, leaving him in charge to help put food on the table. As the boy learns to look beyond himself and put the needs of others first, he comes to learn about honor, respect and true friendship.

Author E. Renee Heiss has created a timeless classic in this heartwarming tale which is historically significant and a genuinely terrific read. With engaging characters and exciting outcomes, Woody's World is sure to enthrall young readers with each turn of the page.

Woody's World comes highly recommended.
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful By connywithay on December 28, 2012
Format: Hardcover
Title: Woody's World
Author: E. Renee Heiss
Illustrator: Chelsea Sekanic
Publisher: Character Publishing
ISBN: 978-0-9839355-5-1

"Obviously, Mom knew nothing about my half-eaten RESPECT bar. She gave me a hug and asked if I'd had fun sledding with Henry. That day I vowed I'd make my old man proud of me ... somehow ... someday," young Woody explains in "Woody's World," a novella by E. Renee Heiss.

At one hundred and twenty-one pages, this small hardbound book has a black and white photograph of a young boy during the Depression holding a red apple on the front cover with the back jacket having three paragraphs about the book's contents. Laced with some profanity and pubescent voyeurism, the short story may not be acceptable to some parents who carefully monitor their young children's reading. Small, sometimes grainy, drawings by illustrator Sekanic are at the beginning of every chapter.

Loosely based on memories of the author's father, this tome is set in in 1929 when the stock market crashes and the Great Depression affects almost every household in America. Written in first person by thirteen year old Woody, he, his younger, disabled sister Emma and his parents adjust to living on a limited income with no electricity, heat or enough food as they try to survive. Entrepreneur Woody conceives clever ways to make money from bottle, magazine and coat hanger collecting to heating their house with gathered coal and offering lemon water for tips from construction workers while his father works months at a time with a railroad gang.
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More About the Author

Renee Marcellious Heiss was born in 1949 in Princeton, New Jersey, where her ancestors have lived since the early 18th century. She married Doug Heiss in 1974; they have three children and three grandchildren. Ms. Heiss graduated from Douglass College in 1971 with a BS in Home Economics Education. She taught Child Development for twenty-five years and retired in 2009 to pursue a full-time career in writing. She is the author of Feng Shui for the Classroom (Zephyr Press, 2004), Helping Kids Help (Zephyr Press 2007), and Somebody Cares! (WestBow 2010). She has also been a contributing author to Crinkles Magazine and has authored hundreds of other articles and stories for children in such magazines as Highlights for Children, Fun for Kidz, and Story Friends. Ms. Heiss also enjoys sewing, machine embroidery, painting, puzzles, and playing the piano. She is a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution and the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators. Visit her website at www.reneeheiss.com

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