The ballad of Lucy Whipple

218 pages

English language

Published March 18, 1998 by Harper Trophy.

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In 1849, a twelve-year-old girl who calls herself Lucy is distraught when her mother moves the family from Massachusetts to a small California mining town, where Lucy helps run a rough boarding house and looks for comfort in books while trying to find a way to get "home."

4 editions


  • Frontier and pioneer life -- California -- Fiction
  • California -- Gold discoveries -- Fiction