A Penny for a Hundred by Ethel Pochocki

By Ethel Pochocki

A Penny for a Hundred is cherished kid's ebook writer Ethel Pockocki's undying story of tradition surprise in rural Maine through the moment international warfare. it's 1944 and nine-year-old Clare will ultimately be capable to aid with the potato harvest—up in the past, she used to be simply in a position to earn the "penny 100" her father paid her to choose potato insects off the crops.

But this 12 months, with such a lot of neighborhood males off struggling with the battle, German POWs are introduced in to assist with the harvest. Clare's unsure what to anticipate from the strangers, however it quickly turns into transparent that those males aren't so varied from younger American soldiers—they are relieved to be out of the combating, yet unhappy to be thus far from home.

For Christmas, Clare is set to recreate at the very least one wide-spread culture for Peter, a POW who has befriended her. Their presents for each other enhance the bonds in their friendship and support either the POWs and Clare's kin take pleasure in a memorable Christmas Eve. Even amid the hardships of battle, they locate a lot to offer each one other.

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