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Book Reviews of Blue Willow

Blue Willow
ISBN-13: 9780590412681
ISBN-10: 059041268X
Publication Date: 1968
Pages: 154
Rating:
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.
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3.7 stars, based on 21 ratings
Publisher: Scholastic
Book Type: Paperback
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Helpful Score: 1
Newbery honor book-To Janey Larkin, the blue willow plate is the most beautiful thing in her life and a rememberance of home. Now that her dad was an itinerant worker they did not have a home to call their own. Janey didn't have any real friends and her family had to keep on the move looking for work. Janey promised the willow plate that her family will once again be able to set down roots in a community.
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I loved this book as a child! Though it is a bit dated, my kids loved it too...
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This was a Sonlight book.
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For years my grandmother and mother in law both had blue willow dishes so I knew immediately what the picture on that plate would be. I also knew where Janey Larkin's heart was. Doris Gates takes the reader to the heart of this young girl and we live in her hopes and dreams and fears right along with her. I am sure young readers take that trip too. There is good reason for this book to have won the Newbery Honor award.
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Janey Larkin can't remember when she's lived in the same place for more than a year. Her family has to keep moving so that her father can find work. But Janey longs for a real home and the chance to make friends.

When Mom gets sick and the Larkins don't have rent money, Janey offers to pay the rent with her beloved treasure---the beautiful blue willow plate that once belonged to her great-great-grandmother. Losing the plate seems like the end of the world to Janey, but it's really the beginning of something wonderful.
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This was nice, but I've read others like it that were better. It's a young adult book, but it sort of connected to "The Grapes of Wrath", it's that era and circumstances. It's clean and nice for young people
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Main character is a 10 year old girl, so I suppose it's geared towards that age group.
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Back cover: When Mom gets sick Janey offers to pay the rent by selling the blue willow plate that once belonged to her great great grandmother. Losing the plate seems like the end of the world to Janey, but it's really the beginning of something wonderful.
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Janey Larkin can't remember when she's lived in the same place for more than a year. She longs for a real home and a chance to make friends. When her mother gets sick Janey offers to pay the rent with her beautiful blue willow plate. Losing the plate seems like the end of the world to Janey but it's really the beginning of something wonderful.
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Book is in good condition with a few minor scuffs from wear. A Newberry Honor Award book published by Scholastic tells the story of Janey and her sacrifice of the blue willow plate that once belonged to her great-great grandmother in order to help the family pay the rent.
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