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From two-time Newbery award-winning author Katherine Paterson. When 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 once again. 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. Includes an all-new common core aligned educator's guide. "Rich in historical detail...a superb story of grit, determination, and personal growth." "The Horn Book," starred review ""Lyddie"is full of life, full of "lives," full of reality." "The New York Times Book Review" 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 "Parents "magazine Best Book.
About the Author
Katherine Paterson has written numerous children's book including "Lyddie," "The Tale of the Mandarin Ducks," and"Jip, His Story." Her bookshave 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."