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Blue Willow (Puffin Newbery Library)

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Publisher Comments:

To Janey Larkin, the blue willow plate was the most beautiful thing in her life, a symbol of the home she could only dimly remember. Now that her father was an itinerant worker, Janey didn't have a home she could call her own or any real friends, as her family had to keep moving, following the crops from farm to farm. Someday, Janey promised the willow plate, with its picture of a real house, her family would once again be able to set down roots in a community.

Blue Willow is an important fictional account of the Dust Bowl and the Great Depression, and has been called The Grapes of Wrath for children. It won a Newbery Honor and many other awards.

Synopsis:

A little girl, who wants most of all to have a real home and to go to a regular school, hopes that the valley her family has come to, which so resembles the pattern on her treasured blue willow plate, will be their permanent home.

About the Author

Doris Gates was a librarian and writer of children's fiction. Blue Willow was groundbreaking in its use of realistic storytelling for children. Doris Gates is also known for her collections of Greek mythology, including A Fair Wind for Troy.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780140309249
ill.:
Lantz, Paul
Author:
Lantz, Paul
Author:
Gates, Doris
Publisher:
Puffin Books
Location:
Harmondsworth, Eng.
Subject:
General
Subject:
California
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Family - General
Subject:
Children's 9-12 - Fiction - General
Subject:
People & Places - United States
Subject:
Poverty
Subject:
Business, Careers, Occupations
Subject:
Migrant labor
Subject:
Migrant labor -- Fiction.
Subject:
Lifestyles - Farm Life
Subject:
General Juvenile Fiction
Subject:
Children s-General
Edition Description:
Paperback / softback
Series:
Newbery Library, Puffin
Series Volume:
83-131
Publication Date:
19760931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 4 up to 6
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
176
Dimensions:
7.76x5.11x.53 in. .34 lbs.
Age Level:
09-12

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