Lyddie (puffin Modern Classics)

Paperback | September 23, 2004

byKatherine Paterson

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"Rich in historical detail...a superb story of grit, determination, and personal growth." —The Horn Book, starred review  

When ten-year-old Lyddie and her younger brother are hired out as servants to help pay off their family farm's debts, Lyddie is determined to find a way to reunite her family. Hearing about all the money a girl can make working in the textile mills in Lowell, Massachusetts, she makes her way there, only to find that her dreams of returning home may never come true. A story of determination and personal growth, Lyddie has already established itself as a classic.

“Paterson has brought a troubling time and place vividly to life, but she has also given readers great hope in the spirited person of Lyddie Worthen.” —School Library Journal, starred review

“A memorable portrait of an untutored but intelligent young woman making her way against fierce odds.” —Kirkus Reviews, starred review

Lyddie is full of life, full of lives, full of reality.” —The New York Times Book Review

“Impeccably researched and expertly crafted, this book is sure to satisfy.” —Publishers Weekly

An ALA Notable Book
An ALA Best Book for Young Adults
Booklist Editor's Choice
American Bookseller "Pick of the Lists"
School Library Journal Best Book of 1991
Parents Magazine Best Book

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"Rich in historical detail...a superb story of grit, determination, and personal growth." —The Horn Book, starred review  When ten-year-old Lyddie and her younger brother are hired out as servants to help pay off their family farm's debts, Lyddie is determined to find a way to reunite her family. Hearing about all the money a girl can ...

Katherine Paterson was born in Qing Jiang, Jiangsu, China in 1932. She attended King College in Bristol, Tennessee and then graduate school in Virginia where she studied Bible and Christian education. Before going to graduate school, she was a teacher for one year and after graduate school, she moved to Japan to be a missionary. Her fi...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:192 pages, 7.1 × 5.05 × 0.55 inPublished:September 23, 2004Publisher:Penguin Young Readers GroupLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0142402540

ISBN - 13:9780142402542

Appropriate for ages: 9 - 12

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Rich in historical detail . . . a superb story of grit, determination, and personal growth. (The Horn Book, starred review)