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To Janey Larkin, the blue willow plate was the most beautiful thing in her life, a symbol of the home she could only dimly remember. Now that her father was an itinerant worker, Janey didn't have a home she could call her own or any real friends, as her family had to keep moving, following the crops from farm to farm. Someday, Janey promised the willow plate, with its picture of a real house, her family would once again be able to set down roots in a community. Blue Willow is an important fictional account of the Dust Bowl and the Great Depression, and has been called The Grapes of Wrath for children. It won a Newbery Honor and many other awards.
An award-winning book about Janey, a wistful girl whose family has lost their home during the Dust Bowl catastrophe. A revealing picture of the Depression era.
Number of Pages: 172
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
Sub-Genre: Social Issues / Homelessness + Poverty, Family / Parents, Lifestyles / Farm + Ranch Life
Publisher: Penguin Group USA
Age Range: 9-12 years
Author: Doris Gates
Street Date: September 1, 1976
Item Number (DPCI): 248-04-9992
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