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The amazing thinking machine

Author: Dennis Haseley
Publisher: New York : Dial Books, 2002.
Edition/Format:   Book : Elementary and junior high school : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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During the Great Depression, while their father is away looking for work, eight-year-old Patrick and thirteen-year-old Roy create a machine to help their mother make ends meet, even as she is helping tramps.
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Juvenile works
Juvenile fiction
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Haseley, Dennis.
Amazing thinking machine.
New York : Dial Books, 2002
(OCoLC)761770976
Material Type: Elementary and junior high school, Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Dennis Haseley
ISBN: 0803726090 9780803726093
OCLC Number: 45306601
Description: 117 p. ; 22 cm.
Responsibility: Dennis Haseley.

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During the Great Depression, while their father is away looking for work, eight-year-old Patrick and thirteen-year-old Roy create a machine to help their mother make ends meet, even as she is helping tramps.

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Good to read with your children

by booksonthebeach (WorldCat user published 2012-04-13) Good Permalink

Patrick and Roy's father left home a while ago to find work somewhere. It's the middle of the Depression, and jobs are scarce. The boys' mom tries to keep them fed and hold things together at home, but when they figure out she's been accepting charity baskets of food, they balk at eating the...
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A nice addition to any library.

by AnchorageSchools (WorldCat user published 2009-09-18) Good Permalink

     Some difficult words like mottled or preliminary (might not know definitions).  It's a little hard to follow. About two brothers who invent a thinking machine.  The machine takes "fuel" (or food) to run it.  Neighborhood kids use it to ask questions while one...
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