DANVILLE, CA, United States
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  • The Ballad of Lucy Whipple

  • By: Karen Cushman
  • Narrated by: Christina Moore
  • Length: 4 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6

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.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A great Gold Rush read

  • By Amy on 10-26-10

A great Gold Rush read

4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-26-10

I really liked The Ballad of Lucy Whipple. It made reading about the Gold Rush interesting, and I loved the main character, Lucy. She has a lot of spunk and is very determined.

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