Like the willow tree: the diary of Lydia Amelia Pierce
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New York : Scholastic, 2011.
Format:
Book
Edition:
1st ed.
Physical Desc:
216 pages : ill., map ; 20 cm.
Accelerated Reader:
IL: MG - BL: 5.6 - AR Pts: 6
Lexile measure:
830L
Status:
Deale Library - Children's Series
J FICTION (L)
Description
In 1918, while WWI rages in Europe, Spanish Influenza ravages the United States, and Lydia Pierce sees her hometown changing as a result. Makeshift hospitals are set up in schools and churches, and Portland's streets and shops are empty. Then, the unthinkable happens: Lydia loses her parents and baby sister to the flu. She and her moody older brother, who wants nothing more than to join the army and fight overseas, are sent to live in a Shaker community in Northern Maine, which takes in orphans.

The Shaker way of life is strange at first, but eventually Lydia comes to embrace the simplicity, humility, and diligent hard work that characterize the Shakers. But when her brother really does run away, Lydia is wracked with worry. What will become of him? And what will become of the Shakers as their way of life becomes increasingly difficult?

Lois Lowry has woven a gorgeous and incredibly moving story of one girl's struggle to face the hardest time she's ever known. But with her indomitable courage and spark, Lydia finds her way.

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Street Date:
1101
Language:
English
ISBN:
0545144698 (hdc.) :, 9780545144698 (hdc.) :
Accelerated Reader:
MG
Level 5.6, 6 Points
Lexile measure:
830

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After being orphaned during the influenza epidemic of 1918, eleven-year-old Lydia Pierce and her fourteen-year-old brother are taken by their grieving uncle to be raised in the Shaker community at Sabbathday Lake. Includes author's note about the Shakers.
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APA Citation (style guide)

Lowry, L. (2011). Like the willow tree: the diary of Lydia Amelia Pierce. New York: Scholastic.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Lowry, Lois. 2011. Like the Willow Tree: The Diary of Lydia Amelia Pierce. New York: Scholastic.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Lowry, Lois, Like the Willow Tree: The Diary of Lydia Amelia Pierce. New York: Scholastic, 2011.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Lowry, Lois. Like the Willow Tree: The Diary of Lydia Amelia Pierce. New York: Scholastic, 2011. Print.

Note! Citation formats are based on standards as of July 2010. Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy.
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