Rettie and the Ragamuffin Parade: A Thanksgiving Story

By NOBLE, Trinka Hakes

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ISBN
9781585369607
Publisher
Sleeping Bear


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School Library Journal

Reviewed on September 1, 2017  |  Picture Books

Gr 2–5—Vivid artwork and a descriptive narrative re-create a vibrant 1918 New York City populated by immigrants struggling to survive an influenza pandemic at the tail end of World War I. Rettie is nine and the oldest of four siblings; she labors to keep their Lower East Side tenement home clean and earns money by washing rags while their father fights in the war and their mother is sick from consumption. Rettie eagerly anticipates the Ragamuffin Parade, in which children dress as beggars on Thanksgiving morning ...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Magazine

Reviewed on June 1, 2018

This wordy story offers an ultimately hopeful picture of immigrant children in WWI-era New York City during the influenza outbreak. With a sick mother, ...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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