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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"A coming-of-age story rich with historical flavor." - Publishers Weekly, starred review &nbsp "[A] timeless and richly comic coming-of-age story." - Kirkus Reviews, with Pointers &nbspIn 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 has had a lifelong interest in history and "wanted to know what ordinary life was like for ordinary young people in other times." Her research led to the writing of Catherine, Called Birdy, a Newbery Honor book, and The Midwife's Apprentice, a Newbery Medal winner. She lives on Vashon Island, Washington. www.karen...
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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"