TICKET TO THE TWENTIES by Mary Blocksma

TICKET TO THE TWENTIES

A Time Traveler's Guide
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Age Range: 8 - 12
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KIRKUS REVIEW

 Entertainingly couched as a topical guide for a kid who's about to stay with a middle-class American family of seven decades ago: a survey of slang, customs, technology, and details of daily life, with plenty of telling practical hints--how to ``use your high-tops to anchor your underwear''; ``Before you come, get your shots'' but ``Come back home for modern medical attention''; ``Watch out for false advertising'' and ``Get out...before October 29, 1929''; or, ``give your seat to an older person.'' Clothing, hair-styles, household routines, food, stores, entertainment, fads, travel, and features like Lindbergh's flight and the status of women and minorities are treated in inviting spreads lightened with cartoon-style art, boxed addenda, ``Twenties Firsts,'' and occasional photos. A delightful way to absorb a real sense of the era--and a treasure trove for other authors depicting it. (Nonfiction. 8-12)

Pub Date: Nov. 1st, 1993
ISBN: 0-316-09974-0
Page count: 64pp
Publisher: Little, Brown
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Dec. 1st, 1993