Grape Thief

Grape Thief➮ Grape Thief Read ➶ Author Kristine L. Franklin – Jobs-in-kingston.co.uk With refreshing honesty, heart, and humor and a compelling young narrator the author of the award winning LONE WOLF takes readers back to , and a place where a boy must become a man all too soonIt s With refreshing honesty, heart, and humor and a compelling young narrator the author of the award winning LONE WOLF takes readers back to , and a place where a boy must become a man all too soonIt sin multiethnic Roslyn, Washington, and twelve year old Slava has earned the nickname Cuss because he can swear in fourteen languages In fact, Cuss loves languages, period unlike his older brothers, who left school after sixth grade to work in the coal mines, he likes reading about as much as he likes goofing around with his friends or planning the great grape heist of Roslyn But when bootleggers stir up trouble and force his big brothers to skip town, Cuss feels the weight of family responsibility dropping onto his shoulders How can he hold on to his dream to stay in school and still do the honorable thing by his ma and little brother. It s 1925 in Roslyn, Washington, and a boy named Slava has earned the nickname Cuss because he can swear in fourteen languages In fact, Cuss loves languages Unlike His older brothers,Matt and joey,who left school after sixth grade to work in the mines to earn money for their mom Slava likes reading as much as he likes playing around and planning how to get grapes from the grape train But when bootleggers come to town, cuss brothers are involved and leave to another state.Cuss feels the we It s 1925 in Roslyn, Washington, and a boy named Slava has earned the nickname Cuss because he can swear in fourteen languages In fact, Cuss loves languages Unlike His older brothers,Matt and joey,who left school after sixth grade to work in the mines to earn money for their mom Slava likes reading as much as he likes playing around and planning how to get grapes from the grape train But when bootleggers come to town, cuss brothers are involved and leave to another state.Cuss feels the weight of family responsibility but when he decides to leave to work somewhere else, he gives up and goes home again when he gets to his family something amazing for him happens This actually was based on a true story, when at that time the coal mines were laying off people some didn t have work, and the ones who did have were very lucky this connects to the world from now, because there are many families that have very little money and they can barely have a place to live I rate this book 3 stars Kristine Franklin did a good job with this book, she made it realistic and she used a lot of examples that sometimes happen in the world This book is better for boys, because it shows what were his struggles, and boys would understand better his actions Yet another life time story which was actually quite good and not teribly boring Perhaps part of why I found it so entertaining is because it takes place in my home state Washington and though it is a little disconcerting to read familiar landmarks and towns in a book, discovering the rarely mentioned Washington State in a story always makes me feel a little smug Who doesn t like to read about their home state Especially in such a fascinating era.The storyline could have been farint Yet another life time story which was actually quite good and not teribly boring Perhaps part of why I found it so entertaining is because it takes place in my home state Washington and though it is a little disconcerting to read familiar landmarks and towns in a book, discovering the rarely mentioned Washington State in a story always makes me feel a little smug Who doesn t like to read about their home state Especially in such a fascinating era.The storyline could have been farinteresting I was, in fact, hoping that the trouble Cuss s brothers get caught up in would become the prominent event it involved Mobsters, after all, and Mobsters always promise a good story Sadly, though, this event is given a pretty cursory glance and things return to the daily antics and struggles of Cuss and his relatives Too bad I really started to like the book when it promised Mob involvement Still, even with this basic poor immigrant family struggling to make ends meet storyline, Grape Thief was a book which I would recommend to those who are looking for a leisurely time period story, and which doesn t have any annoying female characters Given the sort of books I have been slogging my way through of late, it was unbelievably relaxing to find a book which mainly had young boy characters Cuss is actually pretty likable, too, as are his friends, though Skinny was, at times, a tiny bit aggravating, but I still liked him for the majority of the book.No complaints a good life time story that, had it pursued the storyline with the Mob, would have made it onto my favorites list, but even so, I intend to buy it A boy named Slava has earned the nickname Cuss because he can swear in fourteen languages In fact, Cuss loves languages Unlike his older brothers ,Matt and Joey, who left school after sixth grade to work in the mines to earn money for their mom Slava likes reading as much as he likes playing around and planning how to get grapes from the grape train But when bootleggers come to town, cuss brothers are involved and leave to another state Cuss feels the weight of family responsibility but A boy named Slava has earned the nickname Cuss because he can swear in fourteen languages In fact, Cuss loves languages Unlike his older brothers ,Matt and Joey, who left school after sixth grade to work in the mines to earn money for their mom Slava likes reading as much as he likes playing around and planning how to get grapes from the grape train But when bootleggers come to town, cuss brothers are involved and leave to another state Cuss feels the weight of family responsibility but when he decides to leave to work somewhere else, he gives up and goes home again when he gets to his family something amazing for him happens I can relate this to the world, when at that time the coal mines were laying off people some didn t have work, and the ones who did have were very lucky this connects to the world from now, because there are many families that have very little money and they can barely have a place to live I have to rate this book 4 stars Kristine Franklin did a good job with this book, she made it realistic and she used a lot of examples that sometimes happen in the world It just didn t make much sense at times This book is better for boys, because it shows what were his struggles, and boys would understand better his actions Some SPOILERS Set in Roslyn, WA Slava Petrovich is a 7th grader in a Croatian family His older brothers Matt and Joey work in the mines to support their widowed mother Mine work is the money maker for much of the town One night Slava witnesses Matt and Joey confronting the man that was courting their sister Mary The man dies when he falls and hits his head against a wall Turns out the man has bootlegger connections and Matt and Joey could be in real trouble One day Matt and Joey are gone Some SPOILERS Set in Roslyn, WA Slava Petrovich is a 7th grader in a Croatian family His older brothers Matt and Joey work in the mines to support their widowed mother Mine work is the money maker for much of the town One night Slava witnesses Matt and Joey confronting the man that was courting their sister Mary The man dies when he falls and hits his head against a wall Turns out the man has bootlegger connections and Matt and Joey could be in real trouble One day Matt and Joey are gone, to pursue work in logging further west Slava, his mother and younger brother Phillip struggle to keep the home afloat Slava loves school but realizes he may have to leave it to work and support the family When Phillip becomes seriously ill and loses his hearing, Slava realizes the burden on him to support the family especially now that Matt and Joey have married He decides to jump the grape train to California with his friends as Matt and Joey did and find better paying work But jumping the train isn t a decision that Slava is comfortable with and he jumps off to return to Roslyn All ends up well when Father Duval announces that Slava has earned a full scholarship to St Martin s Academy Great book Sometimes it s sad Others it s suspenseful But most of all, funny I suggest this book to strong readers and people who can relate to stuff easily Young Cuss tries to stay in school with lots happening Ma is taking care of Cuss s sick little brother He meets a priest after the doctor came to try to heal the little brother The priest ends up coming to Cuss s school to come and teach Latin Cuss is very good at Latin and aced the Latin test Then his older brother moves away t Great book Sometimes it s sad Others it s suspenseful But most of all, funny I suggest this book to strong readers and people who can relate to stuff easily Young Cuss tries to stay in school with lots happening Ma is taking care of Cuss s sick little brother He meets a priest after the doctor came to try to heal the little brother The priest ends up coming to Cuss s school to come and teach Latin Cuss is very good at Latin and aced the Latin test Then his older brother moves away to become a lumberjack and sends money to the family but it seems to go away quickly since of the sickness Ma wants Cuss to go work in the coal mines but he thinks it s to dangerous Cuss and his friend make a plan to go away to the lumberjack job and find his brother to work there and get money The only way to get there is by train They take the grape train Cuss figures he ll tell ma once he sends in money.This book is very touching I enjoyed it but it took me a little while to read It taught me to expect the unexpected I wanted to readof it every day and really think that it made me think different about times back then My little book club of four sixth grade boys just finished reading Kristine Franklin s Cuss, originally titled the Grape Stealer great move by publisher to the title I was concerned my readers would have difficulty with the dialog and evendifficulty making personal connections to the time period 1920s , but Franklin had them enthralled within the first few pages when Cuss, the protagonist, is convinced by his friend Perks if he makes water on a rock they ll be able to find some stray My little book club of four sixth grade boys just finished reading Kristine Franklin s Cuss, originally titled the Grape Stealer great move by publisher to the title I was concerned my readers would have difficulty with the dialog and evendifficulty making personal connections to the time period 1920s , but Franklin had them enthralled within the first few pages when Cuss, the protagonist, is convinced by his friend Perks if he makes water on a rock they ll be able to find some stray cows After a discussion on what making water meant, the boys were hooked and evenso when they found out Cuss had the outstanding talent of swearing in 14 languages, thus the nickname A heartwarming book that introduces kids to the harsh realities of the coal mining and the strength of love and friendship A great companion is the nonfiction book Growing Up in Coal Country by Susan Campbell Bartoletti The book Grape Thief, by Kristine Franklin, was good in my opinion, the story is loosely based off of real events that happened to the authors grandfather, which, I think, helped make the story seemrealistic The author does a good job of developing all of the characters which only helped make the storyinviting The book takes place in the late 1800 s which, to me, is a very interesting time period for stories because there were very many sad things going on then and for the next thi The book Grape Thief, by Kristine Franklin, was good in my opinion, the story is loosely based off of real events that happened to the authors grandfather, which, I think, helped make the story seemrealistic The author does a good job of developing all of the characters which only helped make the storyinviting The book takes place in the late 1800 s which, to me, is a very interesting time period for stories because there were very many sad things going on then and for the next thirty or so years The only problems I had with the book, is that the brothers weren t known by the reader for long enough for them to be cared about enough, and also the book felt like it was a sequel But overall I think the author did a good job in portraying most of the characters and the setting was very compelling which ended up helping the book be very interesting 12 yr old Slava Petrovich is a scholar He loves school and doesn t want to work in the coal mines like his older brothers to support the fatherless family Slava s nickname is Cuss since he has learned to cuss in 14 different languages, representing the multiculturalness of the Washington state coal mining town It is 1925, the local boot leggers are getting muscled in by the big city mobsters for their share of the cut of the moonshine produced in the area during prohibition Slava s older b 12 yr old Slava Petrovich is a scholar He loves school and doesn t want to work in the coal mines like his older brothers to support the fatherless family Slava s nickname is Cuss since he has learned to cuss in 14 different languages, representing the multiculturalness of the Washington state coal mining town It is 1925, the local boot leggers are getting muscled in by the big city mobsters for their share of the cut of the moonshine produced in the area during prohibition Slava s older brothers become involved A mysterious death of one of these mobsters and they hop the grape train to get out of town The grape train brings luscious Black Bear grapes from NAPA valley which the local people use to make their owm wines Great I loved this book I usually read about three books a week and rarely write reviews though I keep promising myself I will get better about doing that but I was so moved by this book, which was titled GRAPE THIEF when I picked it up It was an emotional journey and I recommend everyone take it I kept thinking I was going to make the read last, but I was done with it in an otherwise busy day and a half I laughed, I choked back tears, I worried, I hoped, and laughed and nearly cried someI loved this book I usually read about three books a week and rarely write reviews though I keep promising myself I will get better about doing that but I was so moved by this book, which was titled GRAPE THIEF when I picked it up It was an emotional journey and I recommend everyone take it I kept thinking I was going to make the read last, but I was done with it in an otherwise busy day and a half I laughed, I choked back tears, I worried, I hoped, and laughed and nearly cried someFor me, the sign of a great book is when I shut the back cover, I don t immediately dive for another book because I want time to let this one soak in and settle, and that s what happened when I finished GRAPE THIEF CUSS gr 5 8 290 pgs1925, Roslyn, Washington 12 year old Slava Cuss Petrovich has a gift for languages He can curse in 14 languages and learning Latin in school is a breeze Unlike the other boys in town, Slava is determined not to go to work in the mines His dream is to continue school, but with his two older brothers on the run from the mob and his widowed mother struggling to make ends meet, Slava knows his dream will never happen Instead, Slava must find work to help support his family.The s gr 5 8 290 pgs1925, Roslyn, Washington 12 year old Slava Cuss Petrovich has a gift for languages He can curse in 14 languages and learning Latin in school is a breeze Unlike the other boys in town, Slava is determined not to go to work in the mines His dream is to continue school, but with his two older brothers on the run from the mob and his widowed mother struggling to make ends meet, Slava knows his dream will never happen Instead, Slava must find work to help support his family.The story gets off to a slow start, but picks up speed as the story moves along The ending was a nice surprise

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It s 1925 in Roslyn, Washington, and a boy named Slava has earned the nickname Cuss because he can swear in fourteen languages In fact, Cuss loves languages Unlike His older brothers,Matt and joey,who left school after sixth grade to work in the mines to earn money for their mom Slava likes reading as much as he likes playing around and planning how to get grapes from the grape train But when bootleggers come to town, cuss brothers are involved and leave to another state.Cuss feels the we It s 1925 in Roslyn, Washington, and a boy named Slava has earned the nickname Cuss because he can swear in fourteen languages In fact, Cuss loves languages Unlike His older brothers,Matt and joey,who left school after sixth grade to work in the mines to earn money for their mom Slava likes reading as much as he likes playing around and planning how to get grapes from the grape train But when bootleggers come to town, cuss brothers are involved and leave to another state.Cuss feels the weight of family responsibility but when he decides to leave to work somewhere else, he gives up and goes home again when he gets to his family something amazing for him happens This actually was based on a true story, when at that time the coal mines were laying off people some didn t have work, and the ones who did have were very lucky this connects to the world from now, because there are many families that have very little money and they can barely have a place to live I rate this book 3 stars Kristine Franklin did a good job with this book, she made it realistic and she used a lot of examples that sometimes happen in the world This book is better for boys, because it shows what were his struggles, and boys would understand better his actions Yet another life time story which was actually quite good and not teribly boring Perhaps part of why I found it so entertaining is because it takes place in my home state Washington and though it is a little disconcerting to read familiar landmarks and towns in a book, discovering the rarely mentioned Washington State in a story always makes me feel a little smug Who doesn t like to read about their home state Especially in such a fascinating era.The storyline could have been farint Yet another life time story which was actually quite good and not teribly boring Perhaps part of why I found it so entertaining is because it takes place in my home state Washington and though it is a little disconcerting to read familiar landmarks and towns in a book, discovering the rarely mentioned Washington State in a story always makes me feel a little smug Who doesn t like to read about their home state Especially in such a fascinating era.The storyline could have been farinteresting I was, in fact, hoping that the trouble Cuss s brothers get caught up in would become the prominent event it involved Mobsters, after all, and Mobsters always promise a good story Sadly, though, this event is given a pretty cursory glance and things return to the daily antics and struggles of Cuss and his relatives Too bad I really started to like the book when it promised Mob involvement Still, even with this basic poor immigrant family struggling to make ends meet storyline, Grape Thief was a book which I would recommend to those who are looking for a leisurely time period story, and which doesn t have any annoying female characters Given the sort of books I have been slogging my way through of late, it was unbelievably relaxing to find a book which mainly had young boy characters Cuss is actually pretty likable, too, as are his friends, though Skinny was, at times, a tiny bit aggravating, but I still liked him for the majority of the book.No complaints a good life time story that, had it pursued the storyline with the Mob, would have made it onto my favorites list, but even so, I intend to buy it A boy named Slava has earned the nickname Cuss because he can swear in fourteen languages In fact, Cuss loves languages Unlike his older brothers ,Matt and Joey, who left school after sixth grade to work in the mines to earn money for their mom Slava likes reading as much as he likes playing around and planning how to get grapes from the grape train But when bootleggers come to town, cuss brothers are involved and leave to another state Cuss feels the weight of family responsibility but A boy named Slava has earned the nickname Cuss because he can swear in fourteen languages In fact, Cuss loves languages Unlike his older brothers ,Matt and Joey, who left school after sixth grade to work in the mines to earn money for their mom Slava likes reading as much as he likes playing around and planning how to get grapes from the grape train But when bootleggers come to town, cuss brothers are involved and leave to another state Cuss feels the weight of family responsibility but when he decides to leave to work somewhere else, he gives up and goes home again when he gets to his family something amazing for him happens I can relate this to the world, when at that time the coal mines were laying off people some didn t have work, and the ones who did have were very lucky this connects to the world from now, because there are many families that have very little money and they can barely have a place to live I have to rate this book 4 stars Kristine Franklin did a good job with this book, she made it realistic and she used a lot of examples that sometimes happen in the world It just didn t make much sense at times This book is better for boys, because it shows what were his struggles, and boys would understand better his actions Some SPOILERS Set in Roslyn, WA Slava Petrovich is a 7th grader in a Croatian family His older brothers Matt and Joey work in the mines to support their widowed mother Mine work is the money maker for much of the town One night Slava witnesses Matt and Joey confronting the man that was courting their sister Mary The man dies when he falls and hits his head against a wall Turns out the man has bootlegger connections and Matt and Joey could be in real trouble One day Matt and Joey are gone Some SPOILERS Set in Roslyn, WA Slava Petrovich is a 7th grader in a Croatian family His older brothers Matt and Joey work in the mines to support their widowed mother Mine work is the money maker for much of the town One night Slava witnesses Matt and Joey confronting the man that was courting their sister Mary The man dies when he falls and hits his head against a wall Turns out the man has bootlegger connections and Matt and Joey could be in real trouble One day Matt and Joey are gone, to pursue work in logging further west Slava, his mother and younger brother Phillip struggle to keep the home afloat Slava loves school but realizes he may have to leave it to work and support the family When Phillip becomes seriously ill and loses his hearing, Slava realizes the burden on him to support the family especially now that Matt and Joey have married He decides to jump the grape train to California with his friends as Matt and Joey did and find better paying work But jumping the train isn t a decision that Slava is comfortable with and he jumps off to return to Roslyn All ends up well when Father Duval announces that Slava has earned a full scholarship to St Martin s Academy Great book Sometimes it s sad Others it s suspenseful But most of all, funny I suggest this book to strong readers and people who can relate to stuff easily Young Cuss tries to stay in school with lots happening Ma is taking care of Cuss s sick little brother He meets a priest after the doctor came to try to heal the little brother The priest ends up coming to Cuss s school to come and teach Latin Cuss is very good at Latin and aced the Latin test Then his older brother moves away t Great book Sometimes it s sad Others it s suspenseful But most of all, funny I suggest this book to strong readers and people who can relate to stuff easily Young Cuss tries to stay in school with lots happening Ma is taking care of Cuss s sick little brother He meets a priest after the doctor came to try to heal the little brother The priest ends up coming to Cuss s school to come and teach Latin Cuss is very good at Latin and aced the Latin test Then his older brother moves away to become a lumberjack and sends money to the family but it seems to go away quickly since of the sickness Ma wants Cuss to go work in the coal mines but he thinks it s to dangerous Cuss and his friend make a plan to go away to the lumberjack job and find his brother to work there and get money The only way to get there is by train They take the grape train Cuss figures he ll tell ma once he sends in money.This book is very touching I enjoyed it but it took me a little while to read It taught me to expect the unexpected I wanted to readof it every day and really think that it made me think different about times back then My little book club of four sixth grade boys just finished reading Kristine Franklin s Cuss, originally titled the Grape Stealer great move by publisher to the title I was concerned my readers would have difficulty with the dialog and evendifficulty making personal connections to the time period 1920s , but Franklin had them enthralled within the first few pages when Cuss, the protagonist, is convinced by his friend Perks if he makes water on a rock they ll be able to find some stray My little book club of four sixth grade boys just finished reading Kristine Franklin s Cuss, originally titled the Grape Stealer great move by publisher to the title I was concerned my readers would have difficulty with the dialog and evendifficulty making personal connections to the time period 1920s , but Franklin had them enthralled within the first few pages when Cuss, the protagonist, is convinced by his friend Perks if he makes water on a rock they ll be able to find some stray cows After a discussion on what making water meant, the boys were hooked and evenso when they found out Cuss had the outstanding talent of swearing in 14 languages, thus the nickname A heartwarming book that introduces kids to the harsh realities of the coal mining and the strength of love and friendship A great companion is the nonfiction book Growing Up in Coal Country by Susan Campbell Bartoletti The book Grape Thief, by Kristine Franklin, was good in my opinion, the story is loosely based off of real events that happened to the authors grandfather, which, I think, helped make the story seemrealistic The author does a good job of developing all of the characters which only helped make the storyinviting The book takes place in the late 1800 s which, to me, is a very interesting time period for stories because there were very many sad things going on then and for the next thi The book Grape Thief, by Kristine Franklin, was good in my opinion, the story is loosely based off of real events that happened to the authors grandfather, which, I think, helped make the story seemrealistic The author does a good job of developing all of the characters which only helped make the storyinviting The book takes place in the late 1800 s which, to me, is a very interesting time period for stories because there were very many sad things going on then and for the next thirty or so years The only problems I had with the book, is that the brothers weren t known by the reader for long enough for them to be cared about enough, and also the book felt like it was a sequel But overall I think the author did a good job in portraying most of the characters and the setting was very compelling which ended up helping the book be very interesting 12 yr old Slava Petrovich is a scholar He loves school and doesn t want to work in the coal mines like his older brothers to support the fatherless family Slava s nickname is Cuss since he has learned to cuss in 14 different languages, representing the multiculturalness of the Washington state coal mining town It is 1925, the local boot leggers are getting muscled in by the big city mobsters for their share of the cut of the moonshine produced in the area during prohibition Slava s older b 12 yr old Slava Petrovich is a scholar He loves school and doesn t want to work in the coal mines like his older brothers to support the fatherless family Slava s nickname is Cuss since he has learned to cuss in 14 different languages, representing the multiculturalness of the Washington state coal mining town It is 1925, the local boot leggers are getting muscled in by the big city mobsters for their share of the cut of the moonshine produced in the area during prohibition Slava s older brothers become involved A mysterious death of one of these mobsters and they hop the grape train to get out of town The grape train brings luscious Black Bear grapes from NAPA valley which the local people use to make their owm wines Great I loved this book I usually read about three books a week and rarely write reviews though I keep promising myself I will get better about doing that but I was so moved by this book, which was titled GRAPE THIEF when I picked it up It was an emotional journey and I recommend everyone take it I kept thinking I was going to make the read last, but I was done with it in an otherwise busy day and a half I laughed, I choked back tears, I worried, I hoped, and laughed and nearly cried someI loved this book I usually read about three books a week and rarely write reviews though I keep promising myself I will get better about doing that but I was so moved by this book, which was titled GRAPE THIEF when I picked it up It was an emotional journey and I recommend everyone take it I kept thinking I was going to make the read last, but I was done with it in an otherwise busy day and a half I laughed, I choked back tears, I worried, I hoped, and laughed and nearly cried someFor me, the sign of a great book is when I shut the back cover, I don t immediately dive for another book because I want time to let this one soak in and settle, and that s what happened when I finished GRAPE THIEF CUSS gr 5 8 290 pgs1925, Roslyn, Washington 12 year old Slava Cuss Petrovich has a gift for languages He can curse in 14 languages and learning Latin in school is a breeze Unlike the other boys in town, Slava is determined not to go to work in the mines His dream is to continue school, but with his two older brothers on the run from the mob and his widowed mother struggling to make ends meet, Slava knows his dream will never happen Instead, Slava must find work to help support his family.The s gr 5 8 290 pgs1925, Roslyn, Washington 12 year old Slava Cuss Petrovich has a gift for languages He can curse in 14 languages and learning Latin in school is a breeze Unlike the other boys in town, Slava is determined not to go to work in the mines His dream is to continue school, but with his two older brothers on the run from the mob and his widowed mother struggling to make ends meet, Slava knows his dream will never happen Instead, Slava must find work to help support his family.The story gets off to a slow start, but picks up speed as the story moves along The ending was a nice surprise "/>
  • Hardcover
  • 304 pages
  • Grape Thief
  • Kristine L. Franklin
  • English
  • 28 January 2018
  • 0763613258