"As adults talk openly about job losses and market meltdowns...[these reissues]help children explore what happened years ago during the Great Depression." — The Chronicle Herald
About the Author
Bernice Thurman Hunter
was born in 1922. She spent her adult years as an Eaton's employee, and did not publish her first book, That Scatterbrain Booky
, until 1981, when she was a grandmother. She went on to write many more highly acclaimed historical novels, including two more in the Booky series. She received the 1989 Vicky Metcalf Award for her body of work, and was made a Member of the Order of Canada shortly before her death in 2002.