The Hired Girl
  • Published:
    Sep-2015 (Hardcover)
    Dec-2017 (Paperback)
  • Formats:
    Print / eBook / Audio
  • Rating:
  • Pages:
    400
  • Age Level:
    12 & up
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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, beauty, or art on a hardscrabble farm in Pennsylvania where the work never ends? Over the summer of 1911, Joan pours her heart out into her diary as she seeks a new, better life for herself -- 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 relates Joan's journey from the muck of the chicken coop to the comforts of a society household in Baltimore (Electricity! Carpet sweepers! Sending out the laundry!), taking readers on an exploration of feminism and housework; religion and literature; love and loyalty; cats, hats, and bunions.




EDITIONS
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    •  
    • Jan-2018
    • Candlewick
    • Trade Paperback
    • ISBN: 0763694509
    • ISBN13: 9780763694500
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    • Jul-2016
    • Walker Books (UK)
    • Paperback
    • ISBN: 1406365939
    • ISBN13: 9781406365931
    • First Edition
    • Sep-2015
    • Candlewick
    • Hardcover
    • ISBN: 076367818X
    • ISBN13: 9780763678180
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    • Jan-2018
    • Turtleback Books
    • Hardcover
    • ISBN: 0606403892
    • ISBN13: 9780606403894
    • Library Binding
    •  
    • Sep-2015
    • Candlewick
    • eBook
    • ISBN: 0763679437
    • ISBN13: 9780763679439
    •  
    • Apr-2020
    • Thorndike Striving Reader
    • Hardcover
    • ISBN: 1432874160
    • ISBN13: 9781432874162
    • Large Print
    • Library Binding
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    • May-2020
    • Thorndike Striving Reader
    • Trade Paperback
    • ISBN: 1432874179
    • ISBN13: 9781432874179
    • Large Print

 


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