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Author: Katherine Paterson
She was no better than a slave, Lyddie thought.  The debt-ridden farm had been let to a neighbor, and she and her brother had been hired out. Was the end really near as her mother had said when she fled with the babies after the hungry bear had broken into their Vermont farmhouse?  That winter of 1843, the two children had been left to...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780590981989
ISBN-10: 0590981986
Publication Date: 1991
Pages: 182
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.

3.7 stars, based on 9 ratings
Publisher: Scholastic
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
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One of America's great youth authors turns her research and understanding to great profit in this study of a girl, and the other girls, who worked in the huge cloth weaving factories of New England of the late 1800s. This girl, Lyddie, has so entranced me I'm reading more about this era.
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Her Parents are gone, and her brother and sisters sent to live with other people. Lyddie Worthern is on her own. When Lyddie hears about the mill jobs in Lowell, Mass. she heads there with the goal of earning enough money to reunite her family. Six days a week from dawn to dusk Lyddie and the other girls run weaving looms in the murky dust-and lint-filled factory. Lyddie learns to read-and to handle the menacing overseer. But when the working conditions begin to affect her friends' health, she had to make a choice. Will she speak up for better working conditions and risk her job-and her dream? Or will she stay quiet until it is perhaps too late? Lyddie's life may be tough, but so is she!!!
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Lyddie's livfe may be tough--but so is she. Her parents are gone, and her brother and sisters sent to live with other people. Lyddie Worthen is on her own. ...