Like the Willow Tree

Like the Willow Tree Cover

Like the Willow Tree

Portland, Maine, 1918

By Lois Lowry; Sara Barnett (Read by)

Scholastic, Compact Disc, 9780545273725

Publication Date: January 1, 2011

Description

Newbery Award-winning author Lois Lowry brings a brand-new, beautiful diary to the Dear America series!

FORMAT: 4 CDs, Unabridged
NARRATOR: TBA

Suddenly orphaned by the Spanish flu epidemic in the fall of 1918, eleven-year-old Lydia Pierce and her fourteen-year-old brother, Daniel, of Portland, Maine, are taken by their grieving uncle to be raised in the Shaker community at Sabbathday Lake. Thrust into the spartan lifestyle of this isolated religious sect, which practices celibacy and pacifism, Lydia, a fiercely independent girl, must grapple with a new life that is nothing like the one she used to know.



About the Author
Lois Lowry is the author of many acclaimed books for children. She is a two-time Newbery Award winner -- for NUMBER THE STARS, a book that is required reading in many classrooms, and THE GIVER, which remains one of the most talked-about and debated books in children's publishing history. THE GIVER is soon to be a major motion picture with Walden Media. She is also the author of GOSSAMER, CROW CALL, and THE WILLOUGHBYS, among many, many others. She lives in Massachusetts with her family.

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