Littlejim by Gloria Houston

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Published by Philomel Books in New York .

Written in English

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Places:

  • North Carolina

Subjects:

  • Country life -- Fiction.,
  • Fathers and sons -- Fiction.,
  • Contests -- Fiction.,
  • North Carolina -- Fiction.

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Twelve-year-old Littlejim, a bookish boy living in a rural North Carolina community in the early years of the twentieth century, hopes to win a newspaper essay contest and thus gain the respect of his stern father.

Edition Notes

Book details

StatementGloria Houston ; illustrations by Thomas B. Allen.
ContributionsAllen, Thomas B. 1928- ill.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPZ7.H8184 Li 1990
The Physical Object
Pagination172 p. :
Number of Pages172
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL1855287M
ISBN 100399222200
LC Control Number90007128

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