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Twyla Knight rated it really liked it Mar 07, Thanks for telling us about the problem. It never saw her again for dust! It brought the historical fiction even more to life. However, because of the rather heavy themes the poverty, the family arguments, and especially the fact that there are instances of physical abuse as well as physical discipline described in That Scatterbrain Booky , the novel might be better suited for slightly older children say above the age of ten or eleven. Funny, I remember liking Booky more when I was little Thompson rated it liked it.

Jan 31, Kimberly O’Meara rated it it was amazing. Nov 01, Manybooks rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: I first read this series when I was in the 6th grade and borrowed them many times from the school library. And a new baby is on the way. A Child’s Book Tour of Toronto 6. She obtained an old Underwood typewriter and tapped out a story about her first grandchild, aptly titled, “A Grandchild Can Make Life Beautiful Again”. These books give a clear picture of just how hard life was like for a Canadian family during the Great Depression.

Mar 22, H rated it it was amazing Shelves: So, despite the hunger and poverty and the hitting and yelling and other disturbing content, this book definitely qualifies as a comfort read for me. I enjoyed this book for its honest depiction of the trials of family life during the depression.

The cover has a painting of a young girl and normally I like deciding for myself what characters look like but turn the first page and there is a photo of a girl who looks exactly like the painting on the cover, and there are more bloky. Yet, there are also loving moments between them, scatterbraih. Add to Your books. Reading A Tree Grows in Brooklyn reminded me of this series. Scatterbrained, incorrigible and irrepressible – Booky will win you over in this Canadian classic set in Depression-era Toronto.


That Scatterbrain Booky

This is a delightful book that I loved ever since I was a 10 year old kid. Trivia About That Scatterbrain Montgomery said, “A writer must have higher education — it is imperative that you go to University. Her first manuscript, Kimberley of Millpond, has been published 55 years later in by her daughter.

For more help see the Common Knowledge help page. From those who let themselves get really down-and-out, to those like Booky’s family determined to keep some sense of pride in the face of adversity, to the upper-classes who would sometimes be so generous to their less fortunate neighbors, even if it was a bit of embarrassment to both for it to take place.

I found it very educational, and a refreshing and different view on a very tough time. However, Booky’s narration, her many humorous asides, the scaterbrain and sense of family togetherness and loyalty shown do help to mitigate and relegate that present and often very visible sense of desperation and poverty.

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I love everything about That Scatterbrain Booky. They fail to capture the spirit of the books and are a lazy adaptation of the stories.

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So I zipped through it because it isn’t very often he recommends a book to me. Booky will steal your heart. Montgomery could not know was that Bernice came from a very poor background and had no hope of a University Education. She married her high school sweetheart, Lloyd Hunter, and had two children, Anita and Heather, and four grandchildren, Meredith, Lisa, Hunter and Franceline.


I always crawl into bed with this book and Anne of Green Gables when I’m sick. I understand it better every time, and it’s all the more relevant today. Renate rated it really liked it Feb 12, It’s almost and the Great Depression has hit the east end of Toronto.

Book description Booky didn’t know much about the reasons for the Great Depression. I expect this will be my favorite of the three books.

There is pretty and intelligent Willa, fifteen years old, the star of the family who earns prizes in school. I loved it because it takes place in Toronto and I know most of the streets and places mentioned.

Also, they constantly had to allude the bailiff when they didn’t pay rent. I love everything about this delightful slice-of-life story.

That Scatterbrain Booky – Bernice Thurman Hunter – Google Books

Originally published inthis slender little paperback packs quite a punch! I read it thanks to the recommendation of a friend Gundula, you rock! Thanks for telling us about the problem.