Hardback: 147 pages
Publisher: Summerhouse Press
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and Mill Whistles
This is the poignant story of Tommy and
Rhona, two adolescents in the early 1900's
South who must prematurely put an end to
childhood to help support their families.
Child labor is still legal in spite of a
national move to outlaw it, and millions
upon millions of children, some as young
as seven and eight, labor in spiritnumbing
menial jobs the same long hours as adults.
Not until 1913 do the flrst laws banning
child labor go on the books.
The boy in Tucker's story has stood before
a loom in a cotton mill since he turned
eleven. The girl is a beautiful gypsy princess
who has told fortunes for money and food
as long as she can remember.
Yet in spite of their hopeless circumstances,
Tommy and Rhona manage to flnd sweet and
funny moments to behave like the children
Theirs is the story of
the resilience of youth, and of young love
lovely and captivating story. A joy to read."
Author of Forrest Gump
Ward Tucker has applied words so powerful
and intriguing - a joy from beginning to
Chris K. Soentpiet
Author / Illustrator of many children's
books, including Around Town