Rocks in his head

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Publisher:
Greenwillow Books,
Pub. Date:
c2001.
Edition:
1st ed.
Language:
English
Reading Level:
IL: LG - BL: 3.5 - AR Pts: 0.5
Lexile measure:
1150L
Description

Some people collect stamps. Other people collect coins. Carol Otis Hurst's father collected rocks. Nobody ever thought his obsession would amount to anything. They said, "You've got rocks in your head" and "There's no money in rocks." But year after year he kept on collecting, trading, displaying, and labeling his rocks. The Depression forced the family to sell their gas station and their house, but his interest in rocks never wavered. And in the end the science museum he had visited so often realized that a person with rocks in his head was just what was needed.

Anyone who has ever felt a little out of step with the world will identify with this true story of a man who followed his heart and his passion.

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ISBN:
9780060294045
9780060294038
Reading Level:
LG
Level 3.5, 0.5 Points
Lexile measure:
1150L
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Grouped Work ID 3de95263-9df5-8935-2730-70f8eed28b4e
Grouping Title rocks in his head
Grouping Author hurst carol otis
Grouping Category book
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subject_facet Depressions -- 1929 -- Juvenile fiction, Rocks -- Collection and preservation -- Juvenile fiction
title_display Rocks in his head
title_full Rocks in his head / by Carol Otis Hurst ; pictures by James Stevenson
title_short Rocks in his head
topic_facet Collection and preservation, Depressions, Rocks