|Plot Summary of The Hungry Year |
|"Kate's mother died four years ago in childbirth, and just recently, her grandmother died as well. Then the family was forced to flee their comfortable Albany home for the wilderness of Canada, for in 1787, Loyalists like Kate's family were no longer welcome in the newly independent United States. Although she is just twelve years old, all the responsibility of keeping house and caring for the four-year-old twins, Ryan and Alex, falls to Kate. The new home their father builds for them in Canada is a far cry from the one they left behind. When their food runs low in the middle of winter, their father is forced to leave for a week to try and find supplies, leaving Kate alone with her brothers. When their father doesn't return when expected, the children then must try to survive on their own in the isolated cabin with few supplies and terrible winter weather raging outside."
Rebecca Herman, Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of The Hungry Year |
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Tone of book?
Time/era of story
- 18th century
Is this an adult or child's book?
- Age 11-14
Exploring into the wild
kind of story
- colonizing/settling in new area
- a kid
Is this an ordinary person caught up in events?
- White (American)
How sensitive is this character?
- sensitive to others' feelings
Sense of humor
- Strong but gentle sense of humor
- Smarter than most other characters
- average physique
- natural phenomena
How much of work is main antagonist actually present in:
- an above average amount
How much descriptions of surroundings?
- 4 ()
The Americas (not US):
- mostly 3rd
Accounts of torture and death?
- no torture/death
Amount of dialog
- roughly even amounts of descript and dialog
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