Lyddie is a novel written by Chinese-born American Katherine Paterson. Set in the 19th century, this is a story of determination and personal growth. A story of determination and personal growth, “Lyddie,” by Katherine Paterson, has already established itself as a classic. Have you ever had to help your family? In this lesson, you will learn about the book ‘Lyddie’ and how the main character must leave her home and go.

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Plus, this is a children’s book. She says she may return to Luke Stevens a young Quaker to marry when she is “not a slave. Inspired by Your Browsing History. Lists with This Book. They are now both indentured servants.

Nov 18, Emma rated it really liked it. One which paints such a clear picture of pateerson time and place that you can almost imagine being there, yet which also makes you want to learn more about it.

How the author described the conditions they were working in were very well, and what the girls from Ireland were wearing. Times really have changed. To ask other readers questions about Lyddieplease sign up. There were a few other events, but they were so random that they were obviously thrown in to prevent boredom, which did not work.

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By that time, I was ready to begin college. She wants to go to Oberlin college in Ohio, a college for girls. Even though she struggled, she perservired and tried her best to provide for her siblings. Our plans and dreams do not always turn out the way we want. Lyddie is sent to work at Cutler’s Tavern as a housemaid, and Charlie is sent to work at the Baker’s mill.


Born in the Green Mountains of Vermont, her father left the family to go seek his fortune in the West. Paperbackpages.

They were the ones who dropped the bombs and then occupied the towns where I had lived as a child. The rest of this review will be in a spoiler. May 27, Rebecca McNutt rated it really liked it. I kept on reading because I want to find out what happens to Lyddie, her family. Sign up here to receive your FREE alerts.

I thought it was so weird how they had to work in a factory for two hours in the morning and then they could have a very quick breakfast and then they would go back to work until the next meal.

Jan 21, Shinynickel marked it as to-read. The only thing I didn’t like was how it ended An excellent historical fiction! She was forced to work to provide her family with food and at the same time take care of her siblings. The Triangle Factory I know a fair bit about, because my great-grandmother worked there. When you are young and new to the world, you get all these ideas that surely everything will occur according to plan.

It is crazy to think that the girls would be payed only 3 dollars an hour. We were married in So, she runs off to Massachusetts spelling? InNew York’s Triangle Shirtwaist Factory caught fire and people died, mostly sweatshop seamstresses unable to escape.

She loses her job, and finds out her mom died in a mental institution, then tries to go back to the tavern. The following year, we had to refugee a second time because war between Japan and the United States seemed inevitable. It wasn’t horrible, or disgusting.


This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. There are other books about the labor movement, one of the best being a book for lyddoe readers, Trouble at the Mines by Doreen Rappaport Crowell, ISBN Several books are mentioned in Lyddie where reading takes such an important role: Enliven your US History curriculum! Don’t leave the book without paying Paterson’s writing ability some attention.

The bear leaves with no one harmed, but some of their possessions broken. Okay, this might not be a very great review because I am not very good at comprehending what I am read when I read historical fiction.

The life in the Lowell mills is extremely lydeie. Oct 03, Emily rated it it was amazing.

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Her father left the farm to earn money, but has not been heard from since. Dec 05, Minutes Middle Grade If you had her abilities where would your next book be set? Michele Landsberg of Entertainment Weekly rated it A and wrote of the title character’s troubles, “The rewards are all the more cheering for being so hard won.

I must have tried writing soon afterward. Mar 02, Lydia Dyslin rated it liked it Shelves: