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The Ballad of Lucy Whipple

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The Ballad of Lucy Whipple
by Karen Cushman

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."

"Lucy is no stranger to heartache yet she recounts her New England family's move to a California gold rush town with verve and wit. A rich historical novel." (School Library Journal)

Grade Level:
    5th grade     6th grade     7th grade     8th grade 

Reading Levels:   Guided Reading Level T     DRA Level 50

Book Type:   chapter book

Related Lists:   gold rush     history      historical fiction

This book is used but it is in good condition.  Occasionally there's the previous owner's name or inscription on the inside front cover.  Overall though, we are very proud of the quality of our books!  NOTE: This book has a number of different covers. The book you get might have a slightly different cover than the one shown here (based on the inventory we have when you place your order.)