Ludie's Life

Ludie's Life

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Cynthia Rylant returns to her home state of West Virginia with this powerful and evocative collection of poems. In a heartbreaking narrative that flows like a novel, we follow Ludie from childhood to falling in love and getting married, through the birth of her own children, and on into old age. This is the story of one woman's experiences in a hard-scrabble coal-mining town, a story that brims with universal themes about life, love, and family--and all of the joy, laughter, heartache, and loss that accompany them.
"Would she tell you that six children"
"were too many, "
"that some disappointed, "
"that others surprised, "
"but that, all in all, "
"were too many"
"and one"
"would have been just fine."
"Would she tell you that she married"
"that boy at fifteen"
"not only because he was tall and kind"
"but also because"
"she needed a way out."
--"from" LUDIE'S LIFE
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Product details

  • 0-5
  • Hardback | 128 pages
  • 134.6 x 180.3 x 20.3mm | 204.12g
  • Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company
  • Harcourt Children's Books
  • Boston, United States
  • English
  • 0152053891
  • 9780152053895

About Cynthia Rylant

CYNTHIA RYLANT is the acclaimed author of more than a hundred books for young people, including the poetry collection Boris, the beloved Mr. Putter & Tabby series, the Henry and Mudge series, and the novel Missing May, which received the Newbery Medal. She lives in Portland, Oregon.
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