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Author: Cynthia C DeFelice
Publisher: New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, ©1999.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Elementary and junior high school : Fiction : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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When her father kills himself after losing his money in the stock market crash of 1929, twelve-year-old Frances, now a penniless orphan, decides to hop aboard a freight train and live the life of a hobo. Tramping is for people with nothing to lose and nowhere to call home. Twelve-year-old Frances Elizabeth Barrow thinks that describes her when she clips her hair and, disguised as a boy, "flips" a train west. Left a  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Juvenile works
Juvenile fiction
Named Person: Brian K Vaughan
Material Type: Elementary and junior high school, Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Cynthia C DeFelice
ISBN: 0374355525 9780374355524
OCLC Number: 39556273
Target Audience: Middle School.
Description: 199 pages ; 22 cm
Responsibility: Cynthia DeFelice.
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When her father kills himself after losing his money in the stock market crash of 1929, twelve-year-old Frances, now a penniless orphan, decides to hop aboard a freight train and live the life of a hobo. Tramping is for people with nothing to lose and nowhere to call home. Twelve-year-old Frances Elizabeth Barrow thinks that describes her when she clips her hair and, disguised as a boy, "flips" a train west. Left a penniless orphan after her father's bankruptcy and subsequent suicide, Frances is sure that hoboing is better than being sent to live with an unfamiliar aunt in Chicago. On the drag, she meets Stewpot, a fifteen-year-old boy who teaches her the ropes -- everything from the jargon to the signs the hoboes leave for one another, to how to outwit the cops. She also learns that being "free" exacts a price, and comes to appreciate her old life. Cynthia DeFelice captures the despair -- and the hope -- of individuals facing the Great Depression in this story about a spirited young heroine filled with resolve after all she has experienced.

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