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Dust Bowl Journey

Story Stats

Rating: 5
Grade Level: 3, 4, 5
Page count: 5
Categories: Historical Fiction



Appeared in

Cricket Magazine Vol 38, Num 9, July/Aug 2011

Story Summary

Young Henry loves to hear his grandpa tell the story about how the family had to leave their farm on account of the dust bowl in 1938. They knew things were bad when the meadowlarks disappeared, but when they arrived in Oregon at their Uncle Jack's, the first thing they heard was a meadowlark.