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Milton Hershey: Young Chocolatier (Childhood of Famous Americans) Paperback – July 1, 2008
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Like many who try to start their own businesses, Hershey faced many failures before finding success and his story is one that could epitomize the 'American Dream' of pulling yourself up (again and again) to reach beyond the circumstances you began in to become something better. This is an inspiring story, but never trips the line into a farcical tale where every choice is golden and every person a hero. Everyone has faults and this book shows the real, deep-seated issues that caused continuous problems in Hershey's family, but the author never sensationalized them or blew the issues up into scandalous proportions.
In addition to the educational value of reading a biography about the life of Milton Hershey, you also learn a great deal about the economy of yesteryear - how a penny could be valuable and how easy it was to lose everything and slip into poverty. You see glimpses of how rare sugared treats were, especially to the poor, and how difficult it was to find a way to make a living.
Having said all that, I think my favorite part of this book was how the author balanced out the dueling ideas of practicality and dreams. Mr. Hershey had to have a measure of both to succeed and finding the right balance was probably his most difficult task, but in the end he accomplished it.
I'd highly recommend this book!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
We went to Hershey, Pennsylvania on our family vacation this summer. This was a wonderful source of information about Milton Hershey. I learned a lot! This book told a great story.Published 11 months ago by Amazon Customer
Great book for my 6th grader to read for a non-fiction book report. I enjoyed it along with her.Published 21 months ago by D. OPrandy
this was a great book to read. I am so happy for Hershey. I loved this book and it told me a lotPublished 21 months ago by Will's
Just thought I would draw to your attention the fact that the inside cover page states this is fiction.
Not sure why it is listed with biographies.
My daughter really enjoyed this book. We her parents learned a lot too. GREAT series! A good grade school book report to read.Published on July 1, 2014 by Susan