The Ballad of Lucy Whipple by Karen CushmanThe Ballad of Lucy Whipple by Karen Cushman

The Ballad of Lucy Whipple

byKaren Cushman

Paperback | June 19, 2012

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In 1849 a twelve-year-old girl who calls herself Lucy is distraught when her mother moves the family from Massachusetts to a small California mining town. There Lucy helps run a boarding house and looks for comfort in books while trying to find a way to return home.""
Karen Cushman 's acclaimed historical novels include Catherine, Called Birdy, a Newbery Honor winner, and The Midwife's Apprentice, which received the Newbery Medal. She lives on Vashon Island in Washington State. Visit her online at karencushman.com and on Twitter @cushmanbooks.
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Title:The Ballad of Lucy WhippleFormat:PaperbackDimensions:208 pages, 7.63 × 5.13 × 0.51 inPublished:June 19, 2012Publisher:Houghton Mifflin HarcourtLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:054772215X

ISBN - 13:9780547722153

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Cushman's heroine is a delightful character, and the historical setting is authentically portrayed. Lucy's story, as the author points out in her end notes, is the story of many pioneer women who exhibited great strength and courage as they helped to settle the West." School Library Journal, starred"The recent Newbery medalist plunks down two more strong-minded women, this time in an 1849 mining camp-a milieu far removed from the Middle Ages of her first novels, but not all that different when it comes to living standards. . . . With a story that is less a period piece than a timeless and richly comic coming-of-age story, Cushman remains on a roll." Kirkus Reviews with Pointers"