The Ballad of Lucy Whipple

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Product Number: Z1159
Released: Mar 28, 2011
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ISBN: #9781449871796
Narrator/s: Christina Moore
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In the summer of 1849, Lucy Whipple's mother packs up her household and her two young children, and leaves their home in Massachusetts for the gold fields of California. Moving is the last thing the outspoken twelve-year-old, Lucy, wants to do. Reaching California, the Whipples set up a crude boardinghouse, and Lucy is put to work washing, cleaning, and baking pies in the rough mining town of Lucky Diggins. There are no books, no school-nothing but dust and drunken miners. With each day, the homesick Lucy is more and more determined to take life into her own hands and return to New England. The Ballad of Lucy Whipple is her firsthand account of her struggles in a rough and tumble land. Newbery Award-winning author Karen Cushman paints a vivid picture of life in the gold fields. Dispelling the idea that only men went there to seek their fortune, Cushman focuses on the women and families who created homes and towns from a harsh landscape. Karen Cushman's other books include Catherine, Called Birdy and The Midwife's Apprentice.

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Author(s): Karen Cushman

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The Ballad of Lucy Whipple
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Product Number:C2100
Product Number:Z1159

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Author(s): Karen Cushman
Narrator(s): Christina Moore
Product Number C2100
Released: Oct 02, 2003
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ISBN: #9781402549625
eBook
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Author(s): Karen Cushman
Product Number EB00031973
Released: Aug 16, 1996
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Publisher: Clarion Books
ISBN: #9780547532882
Kit
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Homework Pack
Author(s): Karen Cushman
Narrator(s): Christina Moore
Product Number 3A152
Released: Feb 02, 2004
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ISBN: #9781402549632
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Class Set
Author(s): Karen Cushman
Narrator(s): Christina Moore
Product Number 3K152
Released: Jun 11, 2004
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ISBN: #9781402549649
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Teacher's Guide
Author(s): Karen Cushman
Product Number 43072
Released: Apr 25, 2000
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ISBN: #9780788755682
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Author(s): Karen Cushman
Product Number 12575
Released: Jan 11, 2000
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ISBN: #9780064406840

Professional reviews

"Arvilla Whipple is a pioneer adventurer to the bone, but her 12-year-old daughter, Lucy, is decidedly not. She is a Massachusetts girl transplanted to the 1849 Gold Rush town of Lucky Diggins, which has absolutely nothing lucky about it. Reader Christina Moore's harsh, plaintive voice suits perfectly Cushman's wry, outspoken narrator, and none of Lucy's irony and sharp tongue is lost. Moore is equally effective voicing the wide range of Gold Rush types whom Lucy meets in her struggle to return to the sanity of Massachusetts. Oddly, though, what starts out as rebellion turns into the discovery of a different kind of gold for Lucy, and it's made of far richer, more enduring stuff than mere metal. P.E.F. (c)AudioFile, Portland, Maine"

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