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Dear America: Like the Willow Tree | [Lois Lowry]

Dear America: Like the Willow Tree

In the Fall of 1918, eleven year-old Lydia Pierce and her fourteen year-old brother, Daniel, find themselves suddenly orphaned by the Spanish flu epidemic. Their grieving uncle takes them from their home in Portland, Maine to be raised in the Shaker community, where they are separated since males and females are not permitted to live together. Lydia, a fiercely independent girl, is forced to adjust to her new life and the restrictions placed upon her all on her own.
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In the Fall of 1918, eleven year-old Lydia Pierce and her fourteen year-old brother, Daniel, find themselves suddenly orphaned by the Spanish flu epidemic. Their grieving uncle takes them from their home in Portland, Maine to be raised in the Shaker community, where they are separated since males and females are not permitted to live together. Lydia, a fiercely independent girl, is forced to adjust to her new life and the restrictions placed upon her all on her own.

©2011 Lois Lowry (P)2011 Scholastic, Inc.

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    It's one of my favorites. Due to its short time but great, and heart-warming story, I've gotten to enjoy it many times.


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    The reading was realistic and an easy listen. I just enjoy it.


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    It's a short book but it's very good. I've always enjoyed books about different American religious groups, and also historical fiction, which this book combines. It's out of my usual time period I like to listen to, and on a much lower reading level, but it's still a joy to listen to. Perfect for a car ride.

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