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Years of Dust: The Story of the Dust Bowl Paperback – Oct 11 2012

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 128 pages
  • Publisher: Puffin Books; Reprint edition (Oct. 11 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0142425796
  • ISBN-13: 978-0142425794
  • Product Dimensions: 27.9 x 1 x 22.9 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 567 g
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #1,198,900 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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About the Author

Albert Marrin ( is the acclained author of more than forty award-winning nonfiction books for young people. Among his many honors are the James Madison Book Award for Lifetime Achievement and and Endowment for the Humanities Medal. He lives in Riverdale, New York and Miami, Florida.

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Worthwhile nonfiction April 23 2015
By Carol Albert - Published on
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I had ordered this previously from Scholastic Books. (I have a class set, but a few were missing.) This book was bigger in size (from Puffin) and the cover was a little bit nicer quality paper. As far as the book itself, it is easily readable for 6th-8th graders. It has great captioned photos and maps. The story shows the causes and effects that led to the Dust Bowl, how our government and private industry worked together effectively to manage the problem, how the Great Depression jigsawed into it, and how Dust Bowls are forming right now in other parts of the world by repeating the same poor practices. The book includes a glossary, index, timeline, bibliography, and list of other books on the topic.
Glad I Bought It! June 25 2014
By Susan Yankle - Published on
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I bought some Dust Bowl books and DVDs for my own personal interest. I can also tie them in to social studies/history lessons for my fourth graders, though none of the books/DVDs I bought were geared toward elementary students. The book really lets you imagine the unimaginable! After reading my nonfiction books and watching Ken Burns Dust Bowl DVD, I reread Grapes of Wrath and watched that old video, which made me appreciate the fiction account even more!
love it! Dec 31 2013
By kevin eugene humphrey - Published on
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
nice illustrated pics. lots of info and stories. pages are thick and seem like they will hold up good a si plan on passing this book on to my family and friends to read as well.
Five Stars Aug. 30 2014
By Kindle Customer - Published on
Format: Paperback
Love it, love it. Names in here that I remember. My Dad lived through this.
Five Stars June 26 2015
By 80th aero squadron - Published on
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
great story reminds us what could happen again

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