Saving Grace

Saving Grace

by Priscilla Cummings

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Overview

The year is 1932, and the McFarland family has been hit hard by the Great Depression. When they lose their home just before Christmas, Grace, eleven, and her two younger brothers are sent temporarily to a children's home. Grace tries to understand: Mama's new baby is due any day, and Grace's beloved older brother, Pete, is terribly sick. Her stay at the mission is cut short when she is invited to spend the holidays with the Hammonds, where they treat her like a daughter. What will happen when it's time for Grace to go home? Are family bonds more important than the security the Hammonds offer her? Inspired by a true story, Saving Grace is a testament to how love and loyalty triumphed during one of the bleakest periods in American history.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780525471233
Publisher: Penguin Group (USA)
Publication date: 06/23/2003
Pages: 256
Product dimensions: 5.84(w) x 8.56(h) x 0.94(d)
Lexile: 710L (what's this?)
Age Range: 10 Years

About the Author

Priscilla Cummings lives in Annapolis, Maryland.

Table of Contents

A Knock at the Door3
Survival14
Pete's Mission24
Down in the Dumps34
Evicted43
A Temporary Measure49
Children Like Us59
Seconds on Soup69
Do for Themselves79
Guardian Angels86
The Hammonds' House93
Slipping Away104
The Smell of Cinnamon114
Measuring Magic121
Secrets132
Christmas143
No Windows150
The Sign for Friend160
Confessions172
A Desperate Attempt182
"Every Purpose Under the Heaven"190
Hope and Heartache200
Spring214
"A Time to Gather Stones Together"223
A Ticket, a Trunk, a Train229
Author's Note239

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Saving Grace 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Acedemia More than 1 year ago
I first read this in fourth grade, I loved it then and I love it now. It is a great story and example of The Great Depression for younger children.