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Leah's Pony

Last updated Sunday, October 23, 2005

Author: Elizabeth Friedrich
Date of Publication:
Grade Level: 5th    (GLCs: Click here for grade level guidelines.)
Date(s) Used: Jun. 2002, Jun. 2001

Synopsis: When drought in the 1930s turns their farm land into dust, Leah's papa has to put everything they own up for auction. Knowing how much he needs his tractor, Leah makes the decision to sell her beloved pony and bids all her money for the tractor--one dollar. Neighbors follow her example, placing penny bids and returning things to Leah's parents.

Discussion topics: To be posted soon ...

Craft ideas:
•  What happened next, after the end of the story? Write or draw the next chapter.
•  Tell the story from Leah's father's point of view.

*Note: These craft ideas are just suggestions. You can use them, but you don’t have to use them. You can expand upon them, or add your own twist. Remember, though, that the focus of your time should not be on the development and execution of a craft; the focus should be on the read-aloud and the enjoyment of the book!