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Kit Saves the Day: A Summer Story, 1934 (American Girls Collection) [Paperback]

By Valerie Tripp, Walter Rane (Illustrator) & Susan McAliley (Illustrator)
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Pages   68
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 0.25" Width: 6" Height: 8.5"
Weight:   0.35 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Jun 1, 2005
Publisher   American Girl Publishing Inc
Age  8-12
ISBN  1584850248  
EAN  9781584850243  
UPC  723232050246  

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When Will, a hobo helping out in her family's garden in exchange for food, tells her about all of his adventures on the road, Kit, who longs for an adventure of her own, decides to satisfy her curiosity, but soon finds herself in serious trouble. Simultaneous.

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Kit meets a young hobo who shares his exciting life on the road. When Kit decides to pursue some adventures of her own, her curiosity gets her into trouble

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More About Valerie Tripp, Walter Rane & Susan McAliley

Valerie Tripp Valerie Tripp is an American author best known for her beloved American Girl historical fiction characters Felicity, Elizabeth, Josefina, Samantha, Nellie, Kit, Ruthie, Emily, and Molly. Ms. Tripp also writes poems, songs, stories, skills book pages, and nonfiction essays for educational publishers. She is the author of dozens of phonetically controlled stories at the pre-K, Kindergarten, and first grade levels of The Superkids Reading Program and all of the stories in the second grade readers, "The Superkids Hit Second Grade" and "The Superkids Take Off." In addition, she is a founder and the Editorial Director of Boys Camp a series of realistic fiction books for readers aged 7 to 12, and also the author of the books in the Hopscotch Hill School series, and the Just One More series, published by Childrens Press.

Tripp became a writer because of the kind of person she is. She's curious, and writing requires you to be interested in everything. She loves to talk and writing is a way of talking on paper.

Valerie Tripp currently resides in the state of Maryland. Valerie Tripp was born in 1951.

Valerie Tripp has published or released items in the following series...
  1. American Girl: Beforever

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the book you can't set the book down.   Apr 2, 2007
This story is so so so so so exciting. I just could not set the book down! First it is about how Kit thinks that she lives a dull life and she wants to do some thing that she would never forget and she did beacuse I don't think she will ever forget this ever! first she has this hobo come and spend the night at kits house for lots of nights and Kit has to do all the work for him and also for her. Then awhile later Kit and a few other boys are in a boxcar, a police thinks that they are all hobos the police takes them to......... JAIL! Will Kit get out and save the day or will they be stuck in jail for the rest of their lifes? Read this wounderful book and find out. You won't sst the book down.
...will leave readers determined to have an adventure similar to that of our young heroine - sans the danger!  Sep 29, 2006
Ten-year-old Kit Kittredge can't stand the fact that she never has the chance to experience any adventure or excitement. With her older brother, Charlie, away in Montana with the CCC (Civilian Conservation Corps), having all sorts of fun and adventurous times, Kit feels left out of the loop, and begins to realize that the Great Depression is seriously cramping her style. Especially when her parents demand that she help out in the garden, and with tons of different chores, when she could be upstairs, clacking away on her typewriter, creating the newspapers that she loves so much. So when a young hobo named Will appears on Kit's doorstep, with tales of the hobo jungle, and riding the rails, Kit feels that her life just got more boring. It seems that everyone is doing something exciting besides her. And when Will informs Kit that girls just a bit younger than Kit are seen riding the rails all the time, Kit begins to fume. What she wouldn't give to do something so daring. So when Kit convinces her parents to allow her and Stirling to visit the hobo jungle, with some snacks for Will and the other starving hobos, she has no idea what she will encounter. Soon she sees that the hobo jungle isn't as exciting as she thought, with people suffering, and children going hungry each and every night. But when an acquaintance of Will's dares her to hop the rails, Kit feels that it's her duty to take the dare, and hop the train, even though it's illegal. But then something unexpected happens. Something that makes Kit realize the error of her ways, and it's up to her to save the day before something terrible happens.

Not since the original American Girl, Samantha, have I felt that I could so easily relate to one of the characters from the AMERICAN GIRLS series. However, since I discovered Kit, I find that I always have that feeling. Kit is a girl who could easily win anyone's heart. With her chipper personality, kindness, bravery, and nose for news, she's a wonderful role model for the girls of today. The introduction of a new character to the Kit series, known as Will, makes KIT SAVES THE DAY even more interesting than previous books in this series, giving readers an up-close glance at how horrible the life of a hobo is, as well as showing us just how many tragedies the Depression truly caused. Will is an exciting character, whose bright outlook on life - even given his situation - is admirable; while his determination to make a better life for himself is something that everyone will respect. Valerie Tripp has woven another exciting tale about Kit's life that is sure to leave readers craving more, and determined to have an adventure similar to that of our young heroine - sans the danger!

Erika Sorocco
Freelance Reviewer
A great addition to the Kit collection  Oct 1, 2005
In Kit Saves the Day, ten-year-old Kit Kittredge is longing for adventure. She's tired of the monotony of life at home: always having to do chores for the boarders at the boardinghouse her family has set up and never having any real excitement. Kit fantasizes about the lives hoboes live. After all, who wouldn't love to see all of the United States while having adventures hopping freight trains, and camp out at night under the stars, eating stew and sharing songs and stories with others, with no chores or work?
Then, Will, a young hobo, comes to stay at the Kittredges, and Kit finds herself with an oppurtunity to have an adventure. But when all is said and done, Kit realizes that her idyllic fantasies about hobo life were far from reality.
Kit is one of my favorites out of the American Girls collection, and this book was a great addition to her collection of stories. Kit learns and grows a lot in this story, and the plot of the story is engaging, and will teach readers a lot about the Great Depression. This book is perfect for girls in their pre-teen and early teenage years, especially those who are fans of the American Girls collection.
An Exciting Book  Feb 18, 2002
Kit Saves the Day is easily the best book in the Kit series. Kit's Aunt Millie is staying at Kit's house and she has put Kit to work planting and caring for a garden. Kit is doing her chores in the garden one day when a young boy named Will walks into her yard. Aunt Millie sees him and immediatly invites him to join them for supper. Will tells Kit and her friend Stirling about the 'hobo jungle'. When Will leaves, Kit notices that she and Stirling didn't give him any food for his journey! Kit knew that Will would need food, so she and Stirling walk to the hobo jungle. There, they see ragged people with holey clothes and shoes. Kit meets Will's friend Lester. Lester persuades Kit and Stirling to hop a frieght train! The train is stopped because hopping trains is against the law. The police take Kit, Stirling, and Will to jail! Can Kit make it out of jail and save the day? Read this exciting book to find out! You won't be able to put it down!
A Wonderful Book  Dec 1, 2001
Kit is sad this summer because her brother Charlie went off to college. One day a hobo named Will came to Kit's house. Will came from Texas. Kit's Mother invites Will to eat dinner with them that night. Will shows Kit and Stirling some hobo signs. Will tells them about the hobo stew. Kit wants to try the hobo stew. He also tells about the hobo jungle. That's where the hobos live. So the next day Kit and Stirling take food to the people who live at the hobo jungle . But while they are there, they learn about jumping rails. They do it and get sent to jail. Kit leans a very valuable lesson. I really liked this story. It shows how much we have to be thankful for. Kit won't be looking for adventure for a little while. This is one of my favorite Kit books ever!

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