Lyddie

Paperback | January 1, 1995

byKatherine Paterson

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From two-time Newbery award-winning author Katherine Paterson.

When 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 once again. 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.

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

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

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"A remarkable portrait of an untutored but intelligent young woman making her way against fierce odds".--Kirkus Reviews, starred review. "A superb novel".--School Library Journal. American Bookseller Pick of the Lists. Booklist Editor's Choice. ALA Notable Book. ALA Best Book for Young Adults

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From two-time Newbery award-winning author Katherine Paterson.When 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 once again. Hearing about all the money a girl can make working in the textile mills in Lowell, Massachusetts, sh...

Katherine Paterson has written numerous children's book including Lyddie, The Tale of the Mandarin Ducks, and Jip, His Story. Her books have received much acclaim and been published world-wide. Among her many literary honors are two Newbery Medals and two National Book Awards. She received the 1998 Hans Christian Andersen Medal as well...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:208 pages, 7.75 × 5.13 × 0.5 inPublished:January 1, 1995Publisher:Penguin Young Readers Group

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0140373896

ISBN - 13:9780140373899

Appropriate for ages: 13 - 17

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"A remarkable portrait of an untutored but intelligent young woman making her way against fierce odds".--Kirkus Reviews, starred review. "A superb novel".--School Library Journal. American Bookseller Pick of the Lists. Booklist Editor's Choice. ALA Notable Book. ALA Best Book for Young Adults

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* "Rich in historical detail . . . a superb story of grit, determination, and personal growth."