The hired girl by Schlitz, Laura Amy (#1006FH0)

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The hired girl

by Schlitz, Laura Amy
Paperback Candlewick Press, 2017

$10.99

Overview
From the Publisher
&;Schlitz has crafted another exquisite literary gem, one told entirely via Joan&;s vivid, humorous, and emotionally resonant diary entries.&; &; Publishers Weekly (starred review) Fourteen-year-old Joan Skraggs, just like the heroines in her beloved novels, yearns for real life and true love. Over the summer of 1911, Joan pours her heart and her hope out into her diary &; because maybe, just maybe, a hired girl cleaning and cooking for six dollars a week can become what a farm girl could only dream of: a woman with a future. 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, available in paperback.
Reviews & Awards
  • Booklist starred, 07/01/15
  • Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books, 10/01/15
  • Horn Book Guide starred, 04/01/16
  • Horn Book Magazine starred, 09/01/15
  • Kirkus Reviews starred, 07/15/15
  • Library Media Connection starred, 03/01/16
  • New York Times, 11/08/15
  • Publishers Weekly starred, 07/13/15
  • School Library Journal starred, 08/01/15
  • Sydney Taylor Book Award, 2016
  • Teacher Librarian, 12/01/15
  • Voice of Youth Advocates (VOYA), 12/01/15
Product Details
  • Publisher: Candlewick Press
  • Publication Date: December 26, 2017
  • Format: Paperback
  • Edition: First paperback edition 2017.
  • Dewey: -Fic-
  • Classifications: Fiction
  • Description: 387 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
  • ISBN-10: 0-7636-9450-9
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-7636-9450-0
  • Follett Number: 1006FH0
  • Interest Level: YA
  • ATOS Book Level: 5.7
  • AR Interest Level: MG+
  • AR Points: 18
  • AR Quiz: 176200EN
  • Reading Counts Level: 5.3
  • Reading Counts Points: 26
  • Lexile: 810L
  • Guided Reading Level: Z
  • Fountas & Pinnell: Z