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Trapped in the Old Mine

Paperback |English |0865164665 | 9780865164666

Trapped in the Old Mine

Paperback |English |0865164665 | 9780865164666
Overview
Alvena Seckar is the author of three outstanding stories for young readers exploring social injustice, promoting ethnic and racial tolerance, raising environmental consciousness, and celecrating cultural diversity.Alvena Seckar is a master storyteller who brings compassion, historical accuracy, and genuine creativity to her memorable characters, entertaining stories, and presentations of working men and women, boys and girls, as people of dignity, with justifiable pride in their jobs, their families, and themselves. --Children's Bookwatch, August 2000 p. 3This slim book, one of three young-adult stories by Alvena Seckar, tells the adventure of Andy and Lena Marshak and their 'city cousin' Pete as they encounter a dangerous situation they will never forget. Originally published in 1953, the book was reissued in 1991 by Bolchazy-Carducci publishers, who believe in its timeless messages for young readers everywhere. When many eastern European immigrants emigrated to the US at the turn of the last century, many settled into heavily industrial areas where the automotive industries or coal mines were in need of unskilled laborers. In this story, 12-year old Andy Marshak's parents emigrate from Slovakia and settle in Coal Patch, a small mining town typical of many in coal-rich states like Pennsylvania or West Virginia. Never an entirely safe occupation, working in the coal mines back then was even more hazardous than it is today and Seckar's story highlights the dangers of mining work and the terrible working conditions the men had to endure. Once an area of ground was 'mined out,' an empty coal mine sat empty, neglected and fell into disrepair. Unaware of the danger of these old mines and refusing to heed his cousins warning, 'City cousin' Pete insists on poking around in an old Coal Patch mine. What happens when he does depicts the reality of the dangers of these old mines. Young readers will learn a lot in general about life in the coal mining camps. Especially interesting is when Andy explains to Pete how canaries (yes--canaries!) were first used as early poisonous gas testers in the mines--Andy's own canary is called 'Zlaty' which means 'golden one' in Slovak. Initially, the two cousins do not get laong, but by story's end--well, just read for yourself what happens! B&W; illustrations all through the story nicely enhance the book. --Virginia ParobekThis slim book, one of three young-adult stories by Alvena Seckar, tells the adventure of Andy and Lena Marshak and their 'city cousin' Pete as they encounter a dangerous situation they will never forget. Originally published in 1953, the book was reissued in 1991 by Bolchazy-Carducci publishers, who believe in its timeless messages for young readers everywhere. When many eastern European immigrants emigrated to the US at the turn of the last century, many settled into heavily industrial areas where the automotive industries or coal mines were in need of unskilled laborers. In this story, 12-year old Andy Marshak's parents emigrate from Slovakia and settle in Coal Patch, a small mining town typical of many in coal-rich states like Pennsylvania or West Virginia. --Virginia Parobek
ISBN: 0865164665
ISBN13: 9780865164666
Author: Alvena Seckar
Publisher: Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers
Format: Paperback
PublicationDate: 1999-09-01
Language: English
PageCount: 64
Dimensions: 6.0 x 0.15 x 9.0 inches
Weight: 3.2 ounces
Alvena Seckar is the author of three outstanding stories for young readers exploring social injustice, promoting ethnic and racial tolerance, raising environmental consciousness, and celecrating cultural diversity.Alvena Seckar is a master storyteller who brings compassion, historical accuracy, and genuine creativity to her memorable characters, entertaining stories, and presentations of working men and women, boys and girls, as people of dignity, with justifiable pride in their jobs, their families, and themselves. --Children's Bookwatch, August 2000 p. 3This slim book, one of three young-adult stories by Alvena Seckar, tells the adventure of Andy and Lena Marshak and their 'city cousin' Pete as they encounter a dangerous situation they will never forget. Originally published in 1953, the book was reissued in 1991 by Bolchazy-Carducci publishers, who believe in its timeless messages for young readers everywhere. When many eastern European immigrants emigrated to the US at the turn of the last century, many settled into heavily industrial areas where the automotive industries or coal mines were in need of unskilled laborers. In this story, 12-year old Andy Marshak's parents emigrate from Slovakia and settle in Coal Patch, a small mining town typical of many in coal-rich states like Pennsylvania or West Virginia. Never an entirely safe occupation, working in the coal mines back then was even more hazardous than it is today and Seckar's story highlights the dangers of mining work and the terrible working conditions the men had to endure. Once an area of ground was 'mined out,' an empty coal mine sat empty, neglected and fell into disrepair. Unaware of the danger of these old mines and refusing to heed his cousins warning, 'City cousin' Pete insists on poking around in an old Coal Patch mine. What happens when he does depicts the reality of the dangers of these old mines. Young readers will learn a lot in general about life in the coal mining camps. Especially interesting is when Andy explains to Pete how canaries (yes--canaries!) were first used as early poisonous gas testers in the mines--Andy's own canary is called 'Zlaty' which means 'golden one' in Slovak. Initially, the two cousins do not get laong, but by story's end--well, just read for yourself what happens! B&W; illustrations all through the story nicely enhance the book. --Virginia ParobekThis slim book, one of three young-adult stories by Alvena Seckar, tells the adventure of Andy and Lena Marshak and their 'city cousin' Pete as they encounter a dangerous situation they will never forget. Originally published in 1953, the book was reissued in 1991 by Bolchazy-Carducci publishers, who believe in its timeless messages for young readers everywhere. When many eastern European immigrants emigrated to the US at the turn of the last century, many settled into heavily industrial areas where the automotive industries or coal mines were in need of unskilled laborers. In this story, 12-year old Andy Marshak's parents emigrate from Slovakia and settle in Coal Patch, a small mining town typical of many in coal-rich states like Pennsylvania or West Virginia. --Virginia Parobek

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Overview
Alvena Seckar is the author of three outstanding stories for young readers exploring social injustice, promoting ethnic and racial tolerance, raising environmental consciousness, and celecrating cultural diversity.Alvena Seckar is a master storyteller who brings compassion, historical accuracy, and genuine creativity to her memorable characters, entertaining stories, and presentations of working men and women, boys and girls, as people of dignity, with justifiable pride in their jobs, their families, and themselves. --Children's Bookwatch, August 2000 p. 3This slim book, one of three young-adult stories by Alvena Seckar, tells the adventure of Andy and Lena Marshak and their 'city cousin' Pete as they encounter a dangerous situation they will never forget. Originally published in 1953, the book was reissued in 1991 by Bolchazy-Carducci publishers, who believe in its timeless messages for young readers everywhere. When many eastern European immigrants emigrated to the US at the turn of the last century, many settled into heavily industrial areas where the automotive industries or coal mines were in need of unskilled laborers. In this story, 12-year old Andy Marshak's parents emigrate from Slovakia and settle in Coal Patch, a small mining town typical of many in coal-rich states like Pennsylvania or West Virginia. Never an entirely safe occupation, working in the coal mines back then was even more hazardous than it is today and Seckar's story highlights the dangers of mining work and the terrible working conditions the men had to endure. Once an area of ground was 'mined out,' an empty coal mine sat empty, neglected and fell into disrepair. Unaware of the danger of these old mines and refusing to heed his cousins warning, 'City cousin' Pete insists on poking around in an old Coal Patch mine. What happens when he does depicts the reality of the dangers of these old mines. Young readers will learn a lot in general about life in the coal mining camps. Especially interesting is when Andy explains to Pete how canaries (yes--canaries!) were first used as early poisonous gas testers in the mines--Andy's own canary is called 'Zlaty' which means 'golden one' in Slovak. Initially, the two cousins do not get laong, but by story's end--well, just read for yourself what happens! B&W; illustrations all through the story nicely enhance the book. --Virginia ParobekThis slim book, one of three young-adult stories by Alvena Seckar, tells the adventure of Andy and Lena Marshak and their 'city cousin' Pete as they encounter a dangerous situation they will never forget. Originally published in 1953, the book was reissued in 1991 by Bolchazy-Carducci publishers, who believe in its timeless messages for young readers everywhere. When many eastern European immigrants emigrated to the US at the turn of the last century, many settled into heavily industrial areas where the automotive industries or coal mines were in need of unskilled laborers. In this story, 12-year old Andy Marshak's parents emigrate from Slovakia and settle in Coal Patch, a small mining town typical of many in coal-rich states like Pennsylvania or West Virginia. --Virginia Parobek
ISBN: 0865164665
ISBN13: 9780865164666
Author: Alvena Seckar
Publisher: Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers
Format: Paperback
PublicationDate: 1999-09-01
Language: English
PageCount: 64
Dimensions: 6.0 x 0.15 x 9.0 inches
Weight: 3.2 ounces
Alvena Seckar is the author of three outstanding stories for young readers exploring social injustice, promoting ethnic and racial tolerance, raising environmental consciousness, and celecrating cultural diversity.Alvena Seckar is a master storyteller who brings compassion, historical accuracy, and genuine creativity to her memorable characters, entertaining stories, and presentations of working men and women, boys and girls, as people of dignity, with justifiable pride in their jobs, their families, and themselves. --Children's Bookwatch, August 2000 p. 3This slim book, one of three young-adult stories by Alvena Seckar, tells the adventure of Andy and Lena Marshak and their 'city cousin' Pete as they encounter a dangerous situation they will never forget. Originally published in 1953, the book was reissued in 1991 by Bolchazy-Carducci publishers, who believe in its timeless messages for young readers everywhere. When many eastern European immigrants emigrated to the US at the turn of the last century, many settled into heavily industrial areas where the automotive industries or coal mines were in need of unskilled laborers. In this story, 12-year old Andy Marshak's parents emigrate from Slovakia and settle in Coal Patch, a small mining town typical of many in coal-rich states like Pennsylvania or West Virginia. Never an entirely safe occupation, working in the coal mines back then was even more hazardous than it is today and Seckar's story highlights the dangers of mining work and the terrible working conditions the men had to endure. Once an area of ground was 'mined out,' an empty coal mine sat empty, neglected and fell into disrepair. Unaware of the danger of these old mines and refusing to heed his cousins warning, 'City cousin' Pete insists on poking around in an old Coal Patch mine. What happens when he does depicts the reality of the dangers of these old mines. Young readers will learn a lot in general about life in the coal mining camps. Especially interesting is when Andy explains to Pete how canaries (yes--canaries!) were first used as early poisonous gas testers in the mines--Andy's own canary is called 'Zlaty' which means 'golden one' in Slovak. Initially, the two cousins do not get laong, but by story's end--well, just read for yourself what happens! B&W; illustrations all through the story nicely enhance the book. --Virginia ParobekThis slim book, one of three young-adult stories by Alvena Seckar, tells the adventure of Andy and Lena Marshak and their 'city cousin' Pete as they encounter a dangerous situation they will never forget. Originally published in 1953, the book was reissued in 1991 by Bolchazy-Carducci publishers, who believe in its timeless messages for young readers everywhere. When many eastern European immigrants emigrated to the US at the turn of the last century, many settled into heavily industrial areas where the automotive industries or coal mines were in need of unskilled laborers. In this story, 12-year old Andy Marshak's parents emigrate from Slovakia and settle in Coal Patch, a small mining town typical of many in coal-rich states like Pennsylvania or West Virginia. --Virginia Parobek

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  • Used - Acceptable: All pages and the cover are intact, but shrink wrap, dust covers, or boxed set case may be missing. Pages may include limited notes, highlighting, or minor water damage but the text is readable. Item may but the dust cover may be missing. Pages may include limited notes and highlighting, but the text cannot be obscured or unreadable.

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Estimated delivery times:

  • Standard Shipping: 5-8 business days
  • Expedited Shipping: 3-5 business days

Shipping method varies depending on what is being shipped.  

Tracking
All orders are shipped with a tracking number. Once your order has left our warehouse, a confirmation e-mail with a tracking number will be sent to you. You will be able to track your package at all times. 

Damaged Parcel
If your package has been delivered in a PO Box, please note that we are not responsible for any damage that may result (consequences of extreme temperatures, theft, etc.). 

If you have any questions regarding shipping or want to know about the status of an order, please contact us or email to support@stevensbooks.com.

You may return most items within 30 days of delivery for a full refund.

To be eligible for a return, your item must be unused and in the same condition that you received it. It must also be in the original packaging.

Several types of goods are exempt from being returned. Perishable goods such as food, flowers, newspapers or magazines cannot be returned. We also do not accept products that are intimate or sanitary goods, hazardous materials, or flammable liquids or gases.

Additional non-returnable items:

  • Gift cards
  • Downloadable software products
  • Some health and personal care items

To complete your return, we require a tracking number, which shows the items which you already returned to us.
There are certain situations where only partial refunds are granted (if applicable)

  • Book with obvious signs of use
  • CD, DVD, VHS tape, software, video game, cassette tape, or vinyl record that has been opened
  • Any item not in its original condition, is damaged or missing parts for reasons not due to our error
  • Any item that is returned more than 30 days after delivery

Items returned to us as a result of our error will receive a full refund,some returns may be subject to a restocking fee of 7% of the total item price, please contact a customer care team member to see if your return is subject. Returns that arrived on time and were as described are subject to a restocking fee.

Items returned to us that were not the result of our error, including items returned to us due to an invalid or incomplete address, will be refunded the original item price less our standard restocking fees.

If the item is returned to us for any of the following reasons, a 15% restocking fee will be applied to your refund total and you will be asked to pay for return shipping:

  • Item(s) no longer needed or wanted.
  • Item(s) returned to us due to an invalid or incomplete address.
  • Item(s) returned to us that were not a result of our error.

You should expect to receive your refund within four weeks of giving your package to the return shipper, however, in many cases you will receive a refund more quickly. This time period includes the transit time for us to receive your return from the shipper (5 to 10 business days), the time it takes us to process your return once we receive it (3 to 5 business days), and the time it takes your bank to process our refund request (5 to 10 business days).

If you need to return an item, please Contact Us with your order number and details about the product you would like to return. We will respond quickly with instructions for how to return items from your order.


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