Up a Road Slowly Author:Irene Hunt The beloved Newbery Award-winning classic is the story of a girl named Julie, beginning with her mother's death when she is seven years old, and ending with her entrance into college at seventeen. After her mother's death, Julie goes to live with Aunt Cordelia, a spinster schoolteacher, who at first seems stern and strict to the grief-stricken J... more »ulie. But as she grows to young adulthood, Julie comes to love her, and to see her aunt's house as home.
The story follows Julie from elementary school through her high school graduation, and documents the ordinary events in the life of a child: first love, the cruelty of children, jealousy, and struggles with schoolwork. She also encounters problems in the lives of the adults around her, including mental illness and alcoholism.
Julie and each of the diverse members of her family learn to adapt to life's sorrows through self-discipline and to derive pleasure from the simple joys of hard work, caring for others, and earning respect and love.« less