A nostalgic look at a typical Five & Dime from the 1950s and 1960s. For those of you too young to remember, the Five & Dime was the precursor to super stores like Walmart and Target. Small town America at it’s best–you could buy fabric, cards, notebooks, fantastic toys, shampoo and a myriad of products plus, get a soda or root beer float at the lunch counter! A fun book for all ages.
What People Say
“Growing up, my father would tell me stories of when his parents would take him to Clark’s Five & Dime on Main Street when he was a little boy. He would look at toys, check out all the candy, and maybe get a small treat. He would tell me stories of sweet Mrs. Clark and how caring she was of the youngsters. This book takes you back to that time, back to a simpler time in history, back to where a lot of us wish we were today. —Scott Edwards, Mayor, City of Hurricane
Jane Foster has written a delightful story that takes the reader into an American small-town institution of the past—the “Dime Store.” Her descriptions bring to mind colorful, cheerful pictures and memories of a by-gone era. Young readers are given an opportunity to experience a taste of American history that was so valuable to the people of every small town, and for others, it will bring a smile of remembrance to their faces.”
—Vicki Hall, Elementary and Early Childhood Teacher 1970-1984 (Mason County, WV), Sunnyside Elementary School Principal 1984-1990 (Apple Grove, WV), Roosevelt Elementary School Principal 1990-2007 (Pt. Pleasant, WV)