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The Hired Girl - Laura Amy Schlitz
The Hired Girl
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Newbery Medalist Laura Amy Schlitz brings her delicious wit and keen eye to early twentieth-century America in a moving yet comedic tour de force.Fourteen-year-old Joan Skraggs, just like the heroines in her beloved novels, yearns for real life and true love. But what hope is there for adventure,... show more
Newbery Medalist Laura Amy Schlitz brings her delicious wit and keen eye to early twentieth-century America in a moving yet comedic tour de force.Fourteen-year-old Joan Skraggs, just like the heroines in her beloved novels, yearns for real life and true love. But what hope is there for adventure, beauty, or art on a hardscrabble farm in Pennsylvania where the work never en
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Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780763678180 (076367818X)
ASIN: 076367818X
Pages no: 400
Edition language: English
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Georgetta
Georgetta rated it
Well written, I just wish I had read this when I was younger. At 22 I feel that I was too old to fully appreciate this book, and that my 14 year old self would have gotten a lot more out of this read.
Figgy O'Connell
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3.5 BOOK REVIEW: The Hired Girl by Laura Amy Schlitz
At fourteen, Joan Skraggs is pulled out of school. Her father deems she’s had enough education, and she is needed at home. The woman’s work needs to be done by someone, and since her mother’s death four years prior, there’s no-one else to cook the meals, carry the water and ashes and coal, scrub the...
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4.0 The Hired Girl
This charming story is set in 1911. Joan Scraggs is 14 years old when her father pulls her out of school and forces her to work like a mule at home on their Pennsylvania farm. Her teacher gives her a diary which Joan writes in every day and the story is told through her diary entries. After her mis...
Bright and Shiny Shiny
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5.0 The Hired Girl
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