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Harper Flute is a young girl who lives in the dry farms of Australia. She and her family strugle with poverty as the land she lives on doesn't give crops. Harper's shanty falls down leaving her with no home. Her father turns to alchohol and her mother struggles with the disappearance of her children. Tin the second eldest son spends all his time digging and makes hidden underground tunnels under their new house. He never comes out. The youngest child Caffy dies from falling in a well, and Harpers eldest sister Audrey goes to work for the farmer down the road. Things don't go to plan and she comes back. The family re-uild their lives.
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Plot & Themes

Tone of book?    -   thoughtful Time/era of story    -   1900-1920's Life of a profession:    -   farmer Poverty, surviving    -   Yes Kind of living:    -   farm poverty Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Age 11-14 Job/Profession/Status story    -   Yes

Main Character

Gender    -   Female Profession/status:    -   student Age:    -   a kid Ethnicity/Nationality    -   Australian (mate!)


How much descriptions of surroundings?    -   3 () Forest?    -   Yes Prairie?    -   Yes Farm/Ranch?    -   Yes Farm/Ranch:    -   farm Small town?    -   Yes Small town people:    -   nice, like Andy/Opie/Aunt Bee

Writing Style

Amount of dialog    -   little dialog

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