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Like the willow tree : the diary of Lydia Amelia Pierce / Lois Lowry.

Lowry, Lois. (Author).

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Brownstown PL - Brownstown YA LOWRY (Text) 79361000119587 Young Adult Fiction Checked out 02/05/2021

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781338724325
  • ISBN: 1338724320
  • Physical Description: 205 pages ; 20 cm.
  • Edition: [Scholastic paperback edition].
  • Publisher: New York : Scholastic, 2020.

Content descriptions

General Note:
"With a Special, New Introduction from the Author" --Front cover.
Summary, etc.:
"In 1918, as the Great War rages in Europe, the Spanish influenza tears a brutal path across the United States, leaving devastation in its wake. Ordinary life is turned upside down as schools are closed, and all spheres of public life are shut down. Suddenly, eleven-year-old Lydia Pierce and her older brother, Daniel, find themselves orphans of the flu, and are taken by their grieving uncle to be raised in the Shaker community at Sabbathday Lake. Thrust into the Shaker's unfamiliar way of life, Lydia, a fiercely independent girl, must grapple with a new world that is nothing like the one she used to know. Lydia must work hard, and all the while she worries about her headstrong brother, who has run away. In time, and with her courageous spirit, Lydia learns to overcome the devastation wrought by the Spanish flu pandemic and find the joy in living with the Shakers -- yet she cannot stop wondering, will Daniel ever return? Newbery medalist Lois Lowry's poignant story of a girl living through the Spanish Influenza pandemic sadly seems more resonant than ever before. In the face of COVID-19, readers are sure to draw comfort from Lydia's sense of hopefulness. Now, with a brand new introduction from the author!" --Back cover.
Awards Note:
Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young people, 2012.
Subject: Influenza Epidemic, 1918-1919 > Juvenile fiction.
Orphans > Juvenile fiction.
Shakers > Juvenile fiction.
Maine > History > 20th century > Juvenile fiction.
Orphans > Fiction.
Shakers > Fiction.
Diaries > Fiction.
Maine > History > 20th century > Fiction.
Genre: Diaries.
Historical fiction.

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