- Ike & Mama and the Once-in-a-Lifetime Movie
Ike & Mama and the Once-in-a-Lifetime Movie
In this children's story set in 1920, Ike Greenberg and his friends on East 136th Street in the Bronx hear that director D.W. Griffith is shooting a film (it turns out to be WAY DOWN EAST, with Lillian Gish) "only a bike ride away" (at his studio in Mamaroneck, New York), and they decide to earn some extra movie money by acting as extras in the film. Ike's mama says they must pay back a theater owner for breaking in to a Saturday matinee.
Reading age 9 - 12 years, 95 pages, Grade level 4 - 6, paperback, 5.25" x 8"