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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It is not quite the cliche, feel good plot — although there is some of that — the misleading back cover implies. Oct 14, Melody Savage rated it it was amazing Shelves: But she does not take the job, because her mother signed her up for the tavern job. Oct 19, Quinn Rollins rated it really liked it Shelves: See all books by Katherine Paterson. Peter Rabbit, I Love You.

I have been to many of the towns and cities mentioned. Our plans and dreams do not patersin turn out the way we want.

The equation of exploited workers’ lots with those of slaves’ is worthy of debate and the role that literacy plays in the book, from the misspelled but prophetic, “we can still hop” through her own development of reading skill to teaching the other workers and to her own pursuit of education at Oberlin can be traced.

Read it in 6th grade, and our teacher was convinced that everybody would like it because the main character was from Vermont. Mar 02, Lydia Dyslin rated it liked it Shelves: By that time, I was ready to begin college. The women of both places worked — and often died — under conditions no American of the current century would tolerate. If you’ve read my early books, you must know that I came to love Japan and feel very much at home there. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

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When I was twenty, I wanted to get married and have lots of children.

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We were living in Shanghai, and my father was working in our old home territory, which at the time was across various battle lines. Retrieved from ” https: I had every intention of spending the rest of my life among the Japanese.

When she returns to the tavern, she is fired. Lyddie tries to sign a petition for better working conditions, but is too late as the petition had already been sent in and declined. The Secrets of the Wild Wood.

One is, “When did you first know that you wanted to become a writer? The remainder of the book is set in and around the mills with their exploitation and paternal regulation of the workers. I kathrrine very happy that those children, now grown up with children of their own, know about the book. Buy the Audiobook Download: There are other books about the labor movement, one of the best being a book for younger readers, Trouble at the Mines by Doreen Rappaport Crowell, ISBN But when I returned to the States for a lydxie of study in New York, I met a young Presbyterian pastor who changed the direction of my life once again.


Lyddie is an excellent story for all ages, a testament to family and a vision of what it’s like to be a young girl working in a factory as the family breadwinner.

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. I kept on reading because I want to find out what happens to Lyddie, her family. Refresh and try again. Oct 31, Ian rated it did not like it. At the tavern, Lyddie is treated almost as a slave.

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Ylddie 29, Julia Kuntz rated it it was amazing Shelves: It started out a little boring but as I kept reading, it got better and better.

Rachel takes up a job at the mill as a doffer but soon gets sick with a cough like Betsy’s.

From the time her mother went crazy to the time she left the h I thought this book in a way was a little posessed. Triphena gives her five dollars, and Lyddie insists she will pay her back. Today I want very much to be a writer.

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