Download Like the Willow Tree: The Diary of Lydia Amelia Pierce Audiobook

Like the Willow Tree: The Diary of Lydia Amelia Pierce Audiobook, by Lois Lowry Extended Sample Click for printable size audiobook cover
Author: Lois Lowry Narrator: Sara Barnett Publisher: Scholastic Inc Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Series: The Dear America Series Release Date: July 2012 ISBN: 9780545329262
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Newbery Award-winning author Lois Lowry brings a brand-new, beautiful diary to the Dear America series!

FORMAT: 4 CDs, Unabridged

Suddenly orphaned by the Spanish flu epidemic in the fall of 1918, eleven-year-old Lydia Pierce and her fourteen-year-old brother, Daniel, of Portland, Maine, are taken by their grieving uncle to be raised in the Shaker community at Sabbathday Lake. Thrust into the spartan lifestyle of this isolated religious sect, which practices celibacy and pacifism, Lydia, a fiercely independent girl, must grapple with a new life that is nothing like the one she used to know.
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Quotes & Awards

  • “Lowry writes with simplicity and sensitivity, bringing Lydia’s world to life through concrete details and making the child’s resilience entirely believable.” 


  • “Sara Barnett is a fresh, earnest narrator. With an unpretentious voice and steady pacing she maintains the intensity of Lydia’s observations on her new life. Portraying a girl who is experiencing so much change, Barnett is sad but never maudlin, complimentary but never saccharine.” 


  • “As befits the setting and subject, the narrative is simple and heartfelt, presenting a snapshot of a unique American community.” 

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About the Author

Lois Lowry has written many books beloved by children and adults alike. From the popular Anastasia Krupnik series to her bestselling novel The Giver, her books have garnered dozens of national, international, and state honors and awards, including two Newbery Medals.

About the Narrator

Sara Barnett is a voice talent and audiobook narrator.