A Gathering of Days by Joan W. Blos
A New England Girl's Journal, 1830-1832

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I, Catherine Cabot Hall, aged 13 years, 6 months, 29 days…do begin this book.

So begins the journal of a girl coming of age in nineteenth-century New Hampshire. Catherine records both the hardships of pioneer life and its many triumphs. Even as she struggles with her mother’s death and father’s eventual remarriage, Catherine’s indomitable spirit makes this saga an oftentimes uplifting and joyous one.

Quiet yet powerful, this Newbery Medal–winning book is sure to touch all who read it.

About Joan W. Blos

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Joan W. Blos is the author of "A Gathering of Days", winner of the 1980 Newbery Medal, the American Book Award, and other honors. She wrote, and later dramatized, "Brothers of the Heart", also a work of historical fiction. Her other books include "Brooklyn Doesn't Rhyme", "Martin's Hats", "Old Henry" (an award-winning picture book), "The Heroine of the Titanic" (also an award-winning story), and "Hello, Shoes!" She has been an editor, a lecturer, and a teacher of children's literature. She lives in Ann Arbor, Michigan.
Published May 14, 2013 by Atheneum Books for Young Readers. 163 pages
Genres: Children's Books, Literature & Fiction, Action & Adventure, Political & Social Sciences. Fiction

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