Lyddie by Katherine Paterson
(A Puffin Novel)

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FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY. Impoverished Vermont farm girl Lyddie Worthen is determined to gain her independence by becoming a factory worker in Lowell, Massachusetts, in the 1840s.
 

About Katherine Paterson

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Katherine Paterson was born in China, where she spent part of her childhood. After her education in China and the American South, she spent four years in Japan, the setting for her first three novels. Ms. Paterson has received numerous awards for her writing, including National Book Awards for "The Master Puppeteer" and "The Great Gilly Hopkins", as well as Newbery Medals for "Jacob Have I Loved" and "Bridge to Terabithia". Ms. Paterson lives with her husband in Vermont. They have four grown children.
 
Published January 1, 1991 by Lodestar Books. 192 pages
Genres: Children's Books, Literature & Fiction, Education & Reference. Fiction

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Diana teaches Lyddie to cope in the mill, setting an example that Lyddie later follows with an Irish girl who is even more naive than she had been;

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Fourteen-year-old Lyddie sets out on her own when her family is split apart by debt. PW found this story, set in 1844, ``impeccably researched and expertly crafted.'' Ages 10-14. (Jan.)

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In 1843, three years after her father abandons his failing Vermont farm, 10-year-old Lyddie and her younger brother Charles are hired out as servants, while Mama and the two youngest children go off to live with relatives.

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Fourteen-year-old Lyddie sets out on her own when her family is split apart by debt.

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Terabithia: A+ Jacob: A Gilly Hopkins: A+ Park's Quest: A Lyddie: A Originally posted Jul 25, 2008 Published in issue #116 May 01, 1992 Order article reprints

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Lyddie's no stranger to hard work.

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