Where the Lilies Bloom

by Bill Cleaver, Vera Cleaver

On Sale: 09/18/2001

Where the Lilies Bloom

by Bill Cleaver, Vera Cleaver

illustrated by Jim Spanfeller

On Sale: 09/18/2001

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School Library Journal Best Book

Boston Globe–Horn Book Award Honor Book

ALA Notable Children’s Book

National Book Award Finalist

Horn Book Fanfare

New York Times Outstanding Book

About the Book

An award-winning novel about the resilience of the human spirit, the power of duty, the fragile relationship between humans and nature, and the sacrifices we make for family.

Mary Call has promised her dying father to keep her brother and sisters together forever in their home in the Great Smoky Mountains, and to never to take any help from strangers. She is determined to keep her word—and her pride. No matter what.

At first she is sure she can manage. Romey, Ima Dean, and Devola help gather herbs to sell in town; the riches of the mountains will surely keep the family clothed and fed. But when winter comes, fast and furious, Mary Call learns that the land where the lilies bloom can be a cruel and unforgiving place, and it will take more than a promise to keep her family together.

This classic coming of age story explores issues of poverty, character, and perseverance. A strong option for classroom, homeschool, or independent reading.

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Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780064470056
  • ISBN 10: 0064470059
  • Imprint: HarperTeen
  • On Sale: 09/18/2001
  • Pages: 224
  • List Price:10.99 CAD
  • BISAC1 : YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Family / Siblings
  • BISAC2 : YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Family / Orphans & Foster Homes
  • BISAC3 : YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Social Themes / Homelessness & Poverty
  • BISAC4 : YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Historical / United States / 20th Century

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