Author: Paterson, Katherine
ISBN: 9780142402542 Publisher: Puffin

"Rich in historical detail...a superb story of grit, determination, and personal growth." ÑThe Horn Book, starred review

When ten-year-old Lyddie and her younger brother are hired out as servants to help pay off their family farm's debts, Lyddie is determined to find a way to reunite her family. Hearing about all the money a girl can make working in the textile mills in Lowell, Massachusetts, she makes her way there, only to find that her dreams of returning home may never come true. A story of determination and personal growth, Lyddie has already established itself as a classic.

ÒPaterson has brought a troubling time and place vividly to life, but she has also given readers great hope in the spirited person of Lyddie Worthen.Ó ÑSchool Library Journal, starred review

ÒA memorable portrait of an untutored but intelligent young woman making her way against fierce odds.Ó ÑKirkus Reviews, starred review

ÒLyddie is full of life, full of lives, full of reality.Ó ÑThe New York Times Book Review

ÒImpeccably researched and expertly crafted, this book is sure to satisfy.Ó ÑPublishers Weekly

An ALA Notable Book

An ALA Best Book for Young Adults

A Booklist Editor's Choice

American Bookseller "Pick of the Lists"

School Library Journal Best Book of 1991

Parents Magazine Best Book

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