192 pages, 7.1 × 5.05 × 0.55 in
September 23, 2004
Penguin Young Readers Group
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 0142402540
ISBN - 13: 9780142402542
About the Book
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. A story of determination and personal growth, Lyddie has already established itself as a classic.
An ALA Notable Book
From the Publisher
"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
A Booklist Editor's Choice
American Bookseller "Pick of the Lists"
School Library Journal Best Book of 1991
Parents Magazine Best Book
About the Author
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 first book, Sign of the Chrysanthemum was published in 1991. Other titles to follow included The Bridge to Terabithia and Jacod Have I Loved which both won her a Newbery Award, The Great Gilly Hopkins, Lyddie and The Master Puppeteer. In addition to the Newbery Award, she is the recipient of numerous others including the Scott O'Dell Award, the National Book Award for Children's Literature, the American Book Award, the American Library Association's Best Books for Young Adults Award and the New York Times Outstanding Books of the Year Award. She was also honored with the Hans Christian Anderson Award.
Rich in historical detail . . . a superb story of grit, determination, and personal growth. (The Horn Book, starred review)