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The Ballad of Lucy Whipple

The Ballad of Lucy Whipple Author Karen Cushman
ISBN-10 0547532881
Release 1996-08-16
Pages 208
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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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The Ballad of Lucy Whipple  rpkg Author Karen Cushman
ISBN-10 9780064406840
Release 1998-04-03
Pages 224
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Dear Gram and Grampop, Please do not address yours truly as California anymore, California Morning Whipple being a foolish name for a duck much less a girl. I call myself Lucy now. I cannot hate California and be California. I know you will understand. California doesn't suit Lucy Whipple -- not the name, not the place. But moving out West to Lucky Diggins, California, was her mama's dream-come-true. And now her brother, Butte, and sisters, Prairie and Sierra, seem to be Westerners at heart, too. For Lucy, Lucky Diggins is hardly a town at all -- just a bunch of ramshackle tents and tobacco-spitting miners. Even the gold her mama claimed was just lying around in the fields isn't panning out. Worst of all, there's no lending library! Dag diggety! So Lucy vows to be plain miserable until she can hightail it back East where she belongs. But Lucy California Morning Whipple may be in for a surprise -- because home is a lot closer than she thinks... 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.

The Ballad of Lucy Whipple

The Ballad of Lucy Whipple Author Karen Cushman
ISBN-10 1328631133
Release 2019-07-30
Pages 224
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A twelve-year-old girl takes a "first rebellious step toward independence" when she renames herself Lucy during the California Gold Rush. From beloved and Newbery Medal-winning author Karen Cushman, and now with a new cover! (The New York Times)

The Midwife s Apprentice

The Midwife s Apprentice Author Karen Cushman
ISBN-10 9780547722177
Release 2012
Pages 122
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In a small village in medieval England, a young homeless girl acquires a home and a new career when she becomes the apprentice to a sharp-tempered midwife.

Matilda Bone

Matilda Bone Author Karen Cushman
ISBN-10 9780547533230
Release 2000-10-16
Pages 176
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In her long-awaited new novel, Newbery medalist Karen Cushman assembles a cast of unforgettable characters in a fascinating and pungent setting: the medical quarter of a medieval English village. To Blood and Bone Alley, home of leech, barber-surgeon, and apothecary, comes Matilda, raised by a priest to be pious and learned, and now destined to assist Red Peg the Bonesetter. To Matilda’s dismay, her work will not involve Latin or writing, but lighting the fire, going to market, mixing plasters and poultices, and helping Peg treat patients. Matilda is appalled by the worldliness of her new surroundings and yearns for the days at the manor when all she did was study and pray. Lonely and misunderstood, she seems destined for a fate as tragic as that of any of the sharp-tongued saints she turns to for advice. Filled with the witty dialogue and richly authentic detail that Karen Cushman’s work is known for, Matilda Bone is a compelling comic novel about a girl who learns to see herself and others clearly, to laugh, and to live contentedly in this world. Author’s note.


Rodzina Author Karen Cushman
ISBN-10 9780547533483
Release 2003-03-20
Pages 224
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Rodzina Clara Jadwiga Anastazya Brodski is the new face in Karen Cushman’s gallery of unforgettable heroines. One of a group of orphans, 12-year-old Rodzina boards a train on a cold day in March 1881. She’s reluctant to leave Chicago, the only home she can remember, and she knows there’s no substitute for the family she has lost. She expects to be adopted and turned into a slave—or worse, not to be adopted at all. As the train rattles westward, Rodzina unwittingly begins to develop attachments to her fellow travelers, even the frosty orphan guardian, and to accept the idea that there might be good homes for orphans—maybe even for a big, combative Polish girl. But no placement seems right for the formidable Rodzina, and she cleverly finds a way out of one bad situation after another, until at last she finds the family that is right for her. Once again, Karen Cushman brings us a compelling story that is thoroughly researched, full of memorable characters, and told with wry humor and keen observation by an absolutely captivating narrator. Afterword.

Alchemy and Meggy Swann

Alchemy and Meggy Swann Author Karen Cushman
ISBN-10 9780547487410
Release 2010-04-26
Pages 176
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Fans of Karen Cushman's witty, satisfying novels will welcome Meggy Swann, newly come to London with her only friend, a goose named Louise. Meggy's mother was glad to be rid of her; her father, who sent for her, doesn't want her after all. Meggy is appalled by London, dirty and noisy, full of rogues and thieves, and difficult to get around in—not that getting around is ever easy for someone who walks with the help of two sticks. Just as her alchemist father pursues his Great Work of transforming base metal into gold, Meggy finds herself pursuing her own transformation. Earthy and colorful, Elizabethan London has its dark side, but it also has gifts in store for Meggy Swann.

Grayling s Song

Grayling s Song Author Karen Cushman
ISBN-10 9780544301634
Release 2016-06-07
Pages 224
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“Like all Karen Cushman's gorgeous novels, Grayling’s Song delves into the past to let us know what we must ask of our future.” —Lena Dunham It’s time for Grayling to be a hero. Her mother, a “wise woman”—a sort of witch—has been turned into a tree by evil forces. Tangles and toadstools! Lacking confidence after years of being called “Feeble Wits” by her mother, Grayling heads off dubiously into the wilds in search of help, where she finds a weather witch, an aromatic enchantress, a cheese soothsayer, a slyly foolish apprentice, and a shape-shifting mouse named Pook! A fast-paced and funny coming-of-age odyssey from a Newbery medalist.

Catherine Called Birdy

Catherine  Called Birdy Author Karen Cushman
ISBN-10 9780547722184
Release 2012-06
Pages 169
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Catherine, a spirited and inquisitive young woman of good family, narrates in diary form the story of her fourteenth year--the year 1290. A Newbery Honor Book.

The Ballad of Lucy Whipple by Karen Cushman

The Ballad of Lucy Whipple by Karen Cushman Author Anne Troy
ISBN-10 1581305621
Release 1999
Pages 33
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"New ways to teach reading, writing and the love of literature"--Cover.

The Loud Silence of Francine Green

The Loud Silence of Francine Green Author Karen Cushman
ISBN-10 9780375841170
Release 2008-09-09
Pages 225
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In 1949, thirteen-year-old Francine goes to Catholic school in Los Angeles where she becomes best friends with a girl who questions authority and is frequently punished by the nuns, causing Francine to question her own values.

The Ballad of Lucy Whipple by Karen Cushman

The Ballad of Lucy Whipple  by  Karen Cushman Author Mindy Armstrong
ISBN-10 OCLC:671485524
Release 2001
Pages 64
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Newsgirl Author Liza Ketchum
ISBN-10 9781101657836
Release 2009-09-03
Pages 336
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It's the spring of 1851 and San Francisco is booming. Twelve-year-old Amelia Forrester has just arrived with her family and they are eager to make a new life in Phoenix City. But the mostly male town is not that hospitable to females and Amelia decides she'll earn more money as a boy. Cutting her hair and donning a cap, she joins a gang of newsboys, selling Eastern newspapers for a fortune. And that's just the beginning of her adventures. Participating in the biggest news stories of the day, Amelia is not a girl to let life pass her by - even and especially when it involves danger!

Bandit s Moon

Bandit s Moon Author Sid Fleischman
ISBN-10 9780061450969
Release 2008-04-29
Pages 192
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Annyrose Smith is a true child of calamity, but she is determined to overcome it. So what if she's an orphan? So what if she's stuck with the vilest landlady in California, while her brother's off trying to strike gold? So what if Joaquín Murieta and his band of notorious outlaws swoop in and take her away? The fearsome bandit thinks Annyrose can help him in his quest for justice, and she thinks he can help her search for her long-lost brother. She's not about to let anything stop her, not the mistaken identities, the daring robberies, the wild chases, or her unlikely friendship with the Mexican Robin Hood.

Will Sparrow s Road

Will Sparrow s Road Author Karen Cushman
ISBN-10 9780547739625
Release 2012
Pages 216
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In 1599 England, twelve-year-old lying, thieving Will Sparrow runs away, meets many colorful characters on the road, and then reluctantly joins a traveling "oddities" exhibit, where he learns to see beyond appearances.

The Fantastic Family Whipple

The Fantastic Family Whipple Author Matthew Ward
ISBN-10 9781595146908
Release 2014-09-04
Pages 400
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Eleven-year-old Arthur Whipple, the only ordinary member of a family obsessed with breaking world records, investigates when his family members become involved in mysterious accidents shortly before a major competition.

Staking a Claim the Journal of Wong Ming Chung a Chinese Miner California 1852

Staking a Claim  the Journal of Wong Ming Chung  a Chinese Miner  California  1852 Author Laurence Yep
ISBN-10 9780545576666
Release 2013-11-26
Pages 224
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Newbery Honor author Laurence Yep's incredible JOURNAL OF WONG MING-CHUNG is now in paperback with a stunning repackaging! In 1852, during the height of the California Gold Rush, ten-year-old Wong makes the dangerous trip to America to live with his uncle, exchanging the famine and war of his native country for brutal bullies and grueling labor in America, Wong joins his uncle and countless others in the effort to strike it rich on the great "Golden Mountain." Unfortunately, he, and most of the rest of the dreamers, soon discover that there's no such thing as a Golden Mountain, only dirt, mud, and occasionally tiny flecks of gold dust--flecks that are to be turned over to the owners of the mines, in return for barely livable wages. However, someone as clever and resourceful as Wong will have to find other ingenious ways of making money if they're going to make it in America. But can they overcome the bitter, racist white Americans to find success?