Moving Mama to Town Book Summary and Study Guide

Detailed plot synopsis reviews of Moving Mama to Town

When Freddy's dad disappears, he becomes the head of the family. He moves to town and tries to find a job, eventually working at a bar and doing odd jobs for the town's wealthy in order to make ends meet.
Click here to see the rest of this review

Freddy eventually saves up enough money to move his mother and the rest of his family to town, where she sews, does laundry, and sells cake to make more money. Freddy meets a girl and gets his first girlfriend, and also deal with his picky and sometimes callous boss who has a stomach ulcer.

Freddy promises his mother that he will never be like his Daddy, who was a drunk who eventually left so he could fight in WWII.
The review of this Book prepared by Rachael High

Chapter Analysis of Moving Mama to Town

Click on a plot link to find similar books!

Plot & Themes

Tone of book?    -   thoughtful Time/era of story    -   1930's-1950's Poverty, surviving    -   Yes Kind of living:    -   general poverty story Family, loving relations    -   Yes Special relationship with    -   mother Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Age 11-14

Main Character

Gender    -   Male Profession/status:    -   blue collar Age:    -   a teen Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White (American)


How much descriptions of surroundings?    -   4 () United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Southeast Small town?    -   Yes Small town people:    -   nice, like Andy/Opie/Aunt Bee

Writing Style

Amount of dialog    -   significantly more descript than dialog

Books with storylines, themes & endings like Moving Mama to Town

Ronder Thomas Young Books Note: the views expressed here are only those of the reviewer(s).
2 Ways to Search!

Our Chief Librarian