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A Gathering of Days
A Gathering of Days
Author: Joan W. Blos
ISBN-13: 9780439793766
ISBN-10: 0439793769
Publication Date: 9/10/2005
Pages: 144
  • Currently 3.6/5 Stars.

3.6 stars, based on 5 ratings
Publisher: Scolastic
Book Type: Paperback
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Unabridged -- 3 Cassettes/3.75 hours -- Narrated by Cynthia Maurice

Winner of The Newbery Medal, 1980

The American Book Award (Children's Books), 1980

Catherine's mother has died, following the birth of an infant son, and when her father decides to remarry, Catherine faces painful changes, not the least of them in herself.

A provocative story for our times, carved from the granite of New England traditions, told in the form of a journal kept by Catherine Hall
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"Tuesday, August 2, 1831. When we descended the school house path who was there but Joshua! He'd been sent to salt the calves, then contrived a longer way 'round, that he'd be at the school house at the dismissal bell! He walked with me, Cassie, and Sophy talking idly of this & that, then suggested we turn through the woods, which they wished not to do. Then Josh and I parted from them, tho' not without calling back and forth with small tho' urgent messages about the coming day. Soon we felt the woodsy shadows, whereat we continued more quietly."