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A story set in the beginning of the Industrial Revolution portrays the trials and tribulations of Annie Steel after her father forces her to work in the town's new textile mill, where her dreary days are governed by a clock.
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The Industrial Revolution was supposed to bring progress, but to Annie, who must give up her dream of becoming a teacher to work in the mill and pay off her father's debts, "progress" is not what it seems.
"A good introduction to a pivotal point in social history" (Kirkus Reviews ), this novel explores how technology changed the lives of people when the first mill was built in Connecticut.From the Inside Flap:
When her spendthrift father goes into debt after buying a sheep and the inner workings of a clock, fifteen-year-old Annie Steele is sent to work in the town's new wool mill to help support her family. Her job is full of risk -- especially after she and her friend Robert discover that the mill's cruel overseer is stealing bags of wool and decide to do something about it.
Annie longs for the chance to continue her schooling and become a teacher. Will she ever be able to leave the mill?
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Book Description Delacorte Books for Young Readers, 1992. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0385300379
Book Description Delacorte Books for Young Readers, 1992. Hardcover. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # DADAX0385300379
Book Description Delacorte Books for Young Read, 1992. Hardcover. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P110385300379
Book Description Condition: New. New. Looks like an interesting title!. Seller Inventory # M-0385300379