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Lyddie by Katherine Paterson

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Published by Puffin Books in New York, N.Y., U.S.A .
Written in English


  • Textile workers,
  • Factories,
  • Self-reliance,
  • Work,
  • Fiction

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Impoverished Vermont farm girl Lyddie Worthen is determined to gain her independence by becoming a factory worker in Lowell, Massachusetts, in the 1840s.

Edition Notes

StatementKatherine Paterson
LC ClassificationsPZ7.P273 Ly 1992
The Physical Object
Pagination182 p. ;
Number of Pages182
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL24665577M
ISBN 100140349812
LC Control Number92020304

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Lyddie, by Katherine Paterson "Lyddie" is a book from my childhood, one that I read so many times the binding was falling apart. I still like to reread it from time to time, simply because I enjoy the story of a girl's fight to become independent/5. Oct 11,  · LYDDIE is an excellent little book pages--which is very readable and well suited for use in a middle school to let adolescents appreciate an important part of American social history,some aspects of which are, unfortunately, not absent from our society even today. The attitude that resulted in the treatment of factory workers in Lyddie's /5(). Jan 28,  · Lyddie is the story of a poor 13 year old Vermont farm girl written by Katherine Paterson. The narrative begins in with a bear attack of the family cabin referenced through out the book. Lyddie¿s mother sees this attack as a sign that the end is here and leaves taking her two youngest daughters to her sister¿s farm/5. Lyddie coud not help but keep thinking about the argument she had had the day before with Amelia and Betsy. Lyddie even found herself avoiding Diana at work because she was one of the girls leading the others to sign the could even tell that Mr. Marsden was keeping an eye on whichever girls were friends with Diana or stopped to talk to her at her loom.

Sep 01,  · I loved this book. It's about a 13 year old girl who is the true knot of the family, keeping everything tied together. But when a bear comes into their harsh cabin in the Vermont hills, Lyddie's mother thinks its a sign of the devil and takes the little children to her sister's farm.5/5(6). Lyddie Questions and Answers - Discover the community of teachers, mentors and students just like you that can answer any question you might have on Lyddie. This summary of Lyddie includes a complete plot overview – spoilers included! We’re considering expanding this synopsis into a full-length study guide to deepen . Get an answer for 'What is a summary for chapters 16, 17, and 18 of "Lyddie"?' and find homework help for other Lyddie questions at eNotes.

Lyddie By Katherine Paterson Chapters Before you read the chapter: The protagonist in most novels features the main character or “good guy”. The protagonist of our novel is thirteen-year-old Lyddie Worthen, a very determined, hard-working girl whose life. About Lyddie. From two-time Newbery award-winning author Katherine Paterson. When 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 once again. Lyddie escapes the hardships of working in the mill by looking forward to Betsy reading Oliver to her at night. When Betsy finishes reading the entire book, it is almost July. Lyddie's roommates are looking forward to taking a vacation and going home for a visit. Lyddie has to work at the mill for a whole year before she can visit Charlie or. A powerful work of historical ficiton from multi-award-winning author Katherine Paterson When Lyddie and her younger brother are hired out as servants to help pay off their family's farm debts, Lyddie is determined to find a way to reunite her family once again. Hearing about all the money a girl can make working at the textile mills in Lowell, Massachusetts, she makes her way there, only to /5(20).