The Ballad of Lucy Whipple

The Ballad of Lucy Whipple

Synopsis

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 twelve-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. There are no books, no school—nothing but dust and drunken miners. With each day, the homesick Lucy is more and more determined to take life into her own hands and return to New England.

The Ballad of Lucy Whipple is her firsthand account of her struggles in a rough and tumble land. Newbery Award-winning author Karen Cushman paints a vivid picture of life in the gold fields. Dispelling the idea that only men went there to seek their fortune, Cushman focuses on the women and families who created homes and towns from a harsh landscape.

Chapters

  • Chapter 0
    Duration: 12min
  • Chapter 1
    Duration: 09min
  • Chapter 2
    Duration: 10min
  • Chapter 3
    Duration: 09min
  • Chapter 4
    Duration: 12min
  • Chapter 5
    Duration: 14min
  • Chapter 6
    Duration: 15min
  • Chapter 7
    Duration: 15min
  • Chapter 8
    Duration: 15min
  • Chapter 9
    Duration: 15min
  • Chapter 10
    Duration: 25min
  • Chapter 11
    Duration: 10min
  • Chapter 12
    Duration: 14min
  • Chapter 13
    Duration: 15min
  • Chapter 14
    Duration: 11min
  • Chapter 15
    Duration: 22min
  • Chapter 16
    Duration: 17min
  • Chapter 17
    Duration: 16min
  • Chapter 18
    Duration: 21min
  • Chapter 0
    Duration: 01min

Informações: