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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,078 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Karen Cushman Narrator: Christina Moor Publisher: Recorded Books Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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In the summer of 1849, Lucy Whipple's mother packs up her household and her two young children, and leaves their home in Massachusetts for the gold fields of California.

Moving is the last thing the outspoken 12-year-old, Lucy, wants to do. Reaching California, the Whipples set up a crude boardinghouse, and Lucy is put to work washing, cleaning, and baking pies in the rough mining town of Lucky Diggins. There are no books, no school - nothing but dust and drunken miners. With each day, the homesick Lucy is more and more determined to take life into her own hands and return to New England.

The Ballad of Lucy Whipple is her firsthand account of her struggles in a rough and tumble land. Newbery Award-winning author Karen Cushman paints a vivid picture of life in the gold fields. Dispelling the idea that only men went there to seek their fortune, Cushman focuses on the women and families who created homes and towns from a harsh landscape. Download and start listening now!


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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Sandy prastanto | 2/2/2014

    " Traditional American during "gold fever". Dag diggety! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Tara | 1/26/2014

    " I'd give this 3 1/2 stars "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Beka | 12/31/2013

    " Though I missed her usual medieval setting, I still found Ms. Cushman's characters enjoyable and easy to relate to. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Erica H | 12/21/2013

    " This book was okay. I don't really like historical fiction books very much and don't read a lot of them. I gave it three stars because it wasn't the best but was pretty good. The girl Lucy is from Massachusetts. They move to California and she misses Massachusetts so much. Lucy doesn't get why they even moved. This book would be good for any one who likes historical fiction. "

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