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Kit Kittredge - An American Girl



--- The Movie ---

Kit Kittredge: An American Girl opens in limited theaters on June 20th and wide on July 2nd.

In the first feature film based on the hugely popular American Girl book series, Oscar nominee Abigail Breslin stars as a resourceful young girl whose bravery, compassion and determination help her solve a mystery that saves her family's home during the Great Depression.

Kit Kittredge: An American Girl is directed by Patricia Rozema from a screenplay by Ann Peacock. The film's all-star ensemble cast includes two-time Oscar nominee Joan Cusack, Glenne Headly, Tony Award winner and Golden Globe nominee Jane Krakowski, Golden Globe nominee Chris O'Donnell, Julia Ormond, Wallace Shawn and two-time Golden Globe winner Stanley Tucci.

Aspiring reporter Kit Kittredge can't resist bringing home strays, whether it's Grace, an abandoned basset hound, or Will and Countee, a pair of young hobos willing to trade work for meals. Bright, inquisitive and generous, Kit is a natural born leader. But her happy childhood is abruptly interrupted when her father (Chris O'Donnell) loses his car dealership and must leave Cincinnati to look for work. When a crime spree sweeps Cincinnati, all signs point to the local "hobo jungle," where Will and Countee live with a group of their impoverished companions.


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---  And ... the books ---

Welcome to Kit's World, 1934 : Growing Up During America's Great Depression (The American Girls Collection) (Hardcover)

by Harriet Brown (Author), Walter Rane (Illustrator), Jamie Young (Illustrator), Philip Hood (Illustrator)

From the reviews

'Welcome to Kit's World 1934' is a visual delight and gives a human touch to the dramatic events of the Depression years.


Meet Kit: An American Girl 1934 (The American Girls Collection, Book 1) (Paperback)

by Valerie Tripp (Author), Walter Rane (Illustrator)

From the  reviews

This is another in the American Girls Short Stories series about Kit Kittredge, a nine-year-old girl living in Cincinnati, Ohio. It is 1934, and the Great Depression is deepening. Fortunately, Kit's father has been able to keep his car dealership afloat, and her family has not had to suffer the losses so many other people have. However, disaster strikes when Kit learns that her father's dealership is now bankrupt, and he is joining the ranks of the unemployed. Instead of feeling like the center of everyone's world, Kit now finds that she must stay out of the way, and do what she can to help the entire family.

This book really surprised me (so far my daughter has been reading the Kirsten books). This story is hard, but shows children that sometimes there are hardships that have to be borne, rather than simply gotten around. I enjoyed Walter Rane's illustrations, which tended to be small but plentiful. My nine-year-old daughter enjoyed this book, and I enjoyed the lesson that it taught.








The story of a boy who becomes a caveman. Wonderfully animated with sound effects and a self marking comprehension test at the end! You have the option to have this story read to you with real audio! (right off the web!) or learn to read difficult story words before starting. It's all on the next page!

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