Blue Willow (Newbery Library, Puffin) (Paperback)

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To Janey Larkin, the blue willow plate was the most beautiful thing in her life, a symbol of the home she could only dimly remember. Now that her father was an itinerant worker, Janey didn't have a home she could call her own or any real friends, as her family had to keep moving, following the crops from farm to farm. Someday, Janey promised the willow plate, with its picture of a real house, her family would once again be able to set down roots in a community.

Blue Willow is an important fictional account of the Dust Bowl and the Great Depression, and has been called The Grapes of Wrath for children. It won a Newbery Honor and many other awards.

About the Author

Doris Gates was a librarian and writer of children's fiction. Blue Willow was groundbreaking in its use of realistic storytelling for children. Doris Gates is also known for her collections of Greek mythology, including A Fair Wind for Troy.

Praise For…

"This story, told with sensitive beauty, should widen the horizons of those who read it."--The Horn Book
Product Details
ISBN: 9780140309249
ISBN-10: 0140309241
Publisher: Puffin Books
Publication Date: September 30th, 1976
Pages: 176
Language: English
Series: Newbery Library, Puffin

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