Kids Book Series
  List of Series   List of Authors   Help
  Log In
 Find book series for age  at reading level    Advanced Search

Like the Willow Tree: The Diary of Lydia Amelia Pierce, Portland, Maine, 1918
Dear America Series Book #38 of 43 in publication order (switch to alphabetical order)
Author: Lois Lowry

Book Info

Published on January 1, 2011
Age Group: 8 - 13 years
Reading Level: AR: 5.6 (6.0 Points, Quiz #141528)
GLE: 2.7
DRA: 50
Lexile® measure: 830L

After being orphaned during the influenza epidemic of 1918, eleven-year-old Lydia Pierce and her fourteen-year-old brother are taken by their grieving uncle to be raised in the Shaker community at Sabbathday Lake. Includes author's note about the Shakers.

Excerpt/First Sentence(s):
I am desolate. Mother and Father had agreed that for my birthday today, they would take me (and my brother, Daniel, though I don't think it was entirely fair that Daniel should be going, since it is not
his birthday, just mine) to the moving pictures to see Tom Mix in Cupid's Roundup at the Strand Theatre.

Back Cover:
My name is Lydia. This is my story….
In 1918. as the Great War rages in Europe. the Spanish influenza tears a brutal path across the United States, leaving devastation in its wake. Suddenly, eleven- year-old Lydia Pierce and her older brother, Daniel find themselves orphans of the flu and are taken by their grieving uncle to be raised in the Shaker community at Sabbathday Lake. Thrust into the Shaker's unfamiliar way of life, Lydia, a fiercely independent girl, must grapple with a new world that is nothing like the one she used to know.

Lydia must work hard, and all the while she worries about her headstrong brother, who has run away. In time, and with her courageous spirit, Lydia learns to find the joy in living with the Shakers - yet she cannot stop wondering, will Daniel ever return?

DISCLOSURE: We may earn a commission if a purchase is made through the links below.

216 pages. List price $12.99
ISBN-10: 0545144698
ISBN-13: 9780545144698
$21.48 and up new from Amazon Marketplace sellers (shipping cost included)
$5.63 and up used from Amazon Marketplace sellers (shipping cost included)

Kindle eBook
227 pages. List price $7.99
Check current price on

... more editions & prices

*Book prices and availability listed here are updated at least hourly and are subject to change. Any price and availability information displayed on Amazon at the time of purchase will apply to the purchase of the book.

Book #:  ...  21  22  23  24  25  26  27  28  29  30  31  32  33  34  35  36  37  38  39  40  ...
Complete or Partial Sets of Up to 43 Books


Mobile Version
Tablet Version
Recently Published
To Be Published Soon
Why Book Series
Buying Used Books
Site News
About Us
Support Us

Page Last Updated: November 29, 2020

Copyright © 2008-2024 WebData Technology Corporation. All rights reserved. Lexile® and the Lexile® logo are are trademarks of MetaMetrics, Inc., and are registered in the United States and abroad. The trademarks and names of other companies and products mentioned herein are the property of their respective owners. Use of this website constitutes acceptance of the KidsBookSeries User Agreement and Privacy Policy. DISCLOSURE: We use affiliate links and may earn a commission if a purchase is made through them.

Warning: file_get_contents( failed to open stream: HTTP request failed! HTTP/1.1 408 Request Time-out in /home/kidsbookseries/public_html/include/footer.php on line 153