Blue Willow

Blue Willow

Format
Paperback
Price
$6.99
 
  • Paperback
  • ISBN 9780140309249
  • 176 Pages
  • Puffin
  • 9 – 12

Overview

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.
Blue Willow

Blue Willow

Doris Gates

Awards

Newbery Honor – Winner

Praise

“This story, told with sensitive beauty, should widen the horizons of those who read it.”–The Horn Book
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Series

Newbery Library, Puffin
Light at Tern Rock
Julia L. Sauer
The Corn Grows Ripe
Dorothy Rhoads
Daughter of the Mountains
Louise S. Rankin
Illustrator: Kurt Wiese
The Singing Tree
Kate Seredy
Survey
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