Lyddie

Lyddie

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Her parents are gone, and her brother and sisters sent to live with other people. Lyddie Worthen is on her own. When Lyddie hears about the mill jobs in Lowell, Massachusetts, she heads there with the goal of earning enough money to reunite her family. Six days a week from dawn to dusk Lyddie and the other girls run weaving looms in the murky dust - and lint-filled factory. Lyddie learns to read - and to handle the menacing overseer. But when the working conditions begin to affect her friends' health, she has to make a choice. Will she speak up for better working conditions and risk her job - and her dream? Or will she stay quiet until it is perhaps too late?
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Product details

  • 12-17
  • Paperback | 182 pages
  • 140 x 203 x 15.24mm | 159g
  • Puffin Books
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0140373896
  • 9780140373899
  • 181,049

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

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 as the 2006 Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award for the body of her work. She lives with her husband, John, in Barre, Vermont. They have four children and seven grandchildren.
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Rating details

5,690 ratings
3.6 out of 5 stars
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4 34% (1,962)
3 29% (1,657)
2 9% (517)
1 5% (271)
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