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Ballad of Lucy Whipple
- Author: Karen Cushman
- Ages: 9-12
- Topics: California, California
Gold discoveries, Frontier & Pioneer
life, Family life, Gold Rush
- Genre: Historical Fiction
This story begins in 1849. Lucy, who is a
twelve year old girl, is upset when her mother
decides to move the whole family from
Massachusetts to a small California mining town.
Lucy helps to run the boarding house. She enjoys
reading books and spends much of her time trying
to find a way to go back home. We learn much
about life and times in the West.