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The House on Dirty Third Street by Jo S. Kittinger and illustrated by Thomas Gonzales. “It’s perfect,” said Mom. “It doesn’t look perfect to me,” I said. “It’s perfect because we can afford it.” When I saw the house on Thirty Third Street, I thought it should be called Dirty Third Street. Before we could move in we had to move out the trash, and do a lot of fixing up. My mom said it was a new start, and I needed to look at it through the eyes of faith. Clearing out the trash and dirt was so much hard work, and it still looked ugly. Then Mom got real sad! I knew it was up to me cheer her up. We decided to go to the church we saw a few blocks away the next morning. While there, I shared my prayer to help me see our house that needs so much fixing up with eyes of faith so my mom won’t cry anymore. When we got home, a knock at the door turned out to be some of our new friends from church, and neighbors who had come over to help us fix up our house. After a lot of hard work from everyone, I know our home will be happy, and I won’t call it Dirty Third Street anymore. See this book listed in our catalog