PETAR'S TREASURE by Clara Ingram Judson
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Melting pot America of ""greenhorn immigrants"" back in the early century (1905)-industrial workers -- racially mixed communities, -- exceptional background material for a story warm and rich with family feeling and hard, clean standards that have made America the many-faceted country she is..Young Peter and his penniless family have come steerage from their native Dalmatia, and move out to a fishing and canning community in Bilogi, Mississippi, where they share the life of poor, thrifty hardy working people. Petar does half a day's work at the cannery before school hours, and in his story we have a sense of multi-colored, teeming background, the rich fishing grounds, the exciting water sports, and Petar's sturdy, proud, adventurous personality.

Pub Date: Oct. 9th, 1945
Publisher: Houghton, Mifflin