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A Gathering of Days: A New England Girl's Journal, 1830-32
A Gathering of Days A New England Girl's Journal 1830-32
Author: Joan W. Blos
The journal of a fourteen-year-old girl, kept the last year she lived on the family farm, records daily events in her small New Hampshire town, her father's remarriage, and the death of her best friend.
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ISBN-13: 9780689714191
ISBN-10: 068971419X
Publication Date: 10/31/1990
Pages: 144
Reading Level: Ages 9-12
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Publisher: Aladdin
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
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A Newbery Award winner, I found this book to be slow-paced though I enjoyed the subject matter. This is the fictional diary of a young girl growing up in New England in 1830-1832. The voice was very authentic and the research well done, but just not compelling. I started this book almost a year ago, was distracted, and never found a reason to pick it up again till now, and only because I didn't have anything I was dying to read at the moment. Still, I liked it for the portrayal of life in the period. Not sure how much I would have enjoyed it if I'd read it as a child or teen.
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What a great story, it was so much in a thin book. We read it with our middle school homeschoolers book club and it drew out two hours of discussion. Add it to your studies of the Civil War.


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