Charlie's House by Clyde Robert Bulla

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A poor, friendless English boy, shipped to America as an indentured servant in the early eighteenth century, runs away from a cruel master and dreams of building a house of his own.

About Clyde Robert Bulla

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Clyde Robert Bulla was born in King City, Missouri in 1914. His first school was a one-room country house. He started out writing stories. After numerous rejections, he finally sold a story to a pulp magazine. He sold more stories to magazines to earn money. He eventually turned to writing children's books. Bulla's first children's book "The Donkey Cart," was published in 1946. He has published over 80 titles including "Squanto: Friend of the Pilgrims," "The Chalk Box Kid," "Shoeshine Girl," "The Sword in the Tree" and "The Paint Brush Kid". Clyde Bulla passed away on May 23, 2007 in Warrenburg Missouri.
Published January 1, 1983 by Crowell. 81 pages
Genres: Children's Books. Fiction

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A grim but thin story--all villainy and happenstance--about a poor 18th-century English boy whose life as a bonded servant in Colonial America is no better than a slave's.

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Home is the forceful central image in the adventures of Charlie Brig, ``born near the town of Durford, England in the year 1736.'' Fascinated when he sees a house under construction, the ambitious lad builds a model house, only to have his mother prick his balloon--``you were born poor and poor y...

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