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A Penny for a Hundred Paperback – September 20, 2005

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Honored as a Smithsonian Notable Book for Children.
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About the Author

Award-winning author Ethel Pochocki wrote many books for children, including The Attic Mice, Rosebud and Red Flannel, and Maine Marmalade. A long-time resident of Brooks, Maine, Ms. Pochocki died in December 2010.

Artist and illustrator Mary Beth Owens collaborated with Ethel Pochocki on several books.
Parenting magazine selected Owens's book A Caribou Alphabet as one of the ten best picture books of 1991, and her book Prize in the Snow was awarded the 1995 Lupine Award and the Christopher Award. Ms. Ownes lives in Walpole, Maine.
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Product Details

  • Age Range: 7 and up
  • Grade Level: 2 and up
  • Paperback: 31 pages
  • Publisher: Bethlehem Books (September 20, 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1883937523
  • ISBN-13: 978-1883937522
  • Product Dimensions: 10 x 7.1 x 0.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 7.2 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,169,942 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By Juliana LHeureux on November 14, 2004
Format: Paperback
Maine's Aroostook County is a special place. Some would say it's America "uncut diamond" for culture, history, sense of place, family and heritage. This distinctive culture was even more pronounced before the advent of television during World War II. A Penny for a Hundred is a charming story based upon a historical account of how World War II German prisoners of war were temporarily settled in this rural area of Maine. Author Ethel Pochocki teaches readers about the nature of forgiveness. This is a marvelous lesson for today's young people who hear about so much violence throughout the world today. Pictures are by Mary Beth Owens. There's also a neat surprise at the end, a recipe for German Stollen. Terrific Holiday gift for children and adults as well.
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Charmingly written by Ethel Pochocki, A Penny For A Hundred is an engaging story for young readers about a nine-year-old girl growing up in America in 1944. When German prisoners-of-war are brought in to help harvest a potato crop, she befriends one of them in this gentle tale of compassion and hope for the future. Very highly recommended reading, A Penny For A Hundred is illustrated in soft colors by Mary Beth Owens that are evocative and reminiscent of an earlier time.
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This is a lovely story set, set in Maine, in 1944. It has an important message for students to learn that even in times of trouble, we are all people. This book has been named as one of Yankee Magazine's 100 classic New England Children's book; I can understand why!
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By A Customer on November 19, 1999
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This book is a wonderful book which shows that not all POW's were bad during WWII. The book shows the warm heart of a child who befriends a POW...This is an excellent book!
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Really liked this one. Bought for our church library.
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