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The Ballad of Lucy Whipple

Cushman, Karen

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ISBN 10: 0395728061 / ISBN 13: 9780395728062
Published by Clarion Books, New York, 1996
Condition: As New Hardcover
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195pp SIGNED by author on title page Colorful, rough-and-tumble life of a California mining settlement and a young girl who helps her mother tun a boarding house Tells the story of the California gold rush. Bookseller Inventory # 81878

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Title: The Ballad of Lucy Whipple

Publisher: Clarion Books, New York

Publication Date: 1996

Binding: Cloth Hardback

Book Condition:As New

Dust Jacket Condition: As New

Signed: Signed

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In 1849 a twelve-year-old girl who calls herself Lucy is distraught when her mother moves the family from Massachusetts to a small California mining town. There Lucy helps run a boarding house and looks for comfort in books while trying to find a way to return "home."

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When California Morning Whipple's widowed mother uproots her family from their comfortable Massachusetts environs and moves them to a rough mining camp called Lucky Diggins in the Sierras, California Morning resents the upheaval. Desperately wanting to control something in her own life, she decides to be called Lucy, and as Lucy she grows and changes in her strange and challenging new environment. Here Karen Cushman helps the American Gold Rush spring to colorful life, just as she did for medieval England in her previous two books, Catherine, Called Birdy and The Midwife's Apprentice, which won Newbery Honor status and a Newbery Medal respectively. For ages 8-12.

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