Nellie Bishop #2020

Nellie Bishop Clara Gillow Clark Andrea Shine Nellie Bishop Set in the late s in a rough Pennsylvania canal town this is the dramatic and moving story of a young girl s struggle for independence freedom and dignity in the face of overwhelming odds This

  • Title: Nellie Bishop
  • Author: Clara Gillow Clark Andrea Shine
  • ISBN: 9781563976421
  • Page: 444
  • Format: Paperback
  • Nellie Bishop Clara Gillow Clark Andrea Shine Set in the late 1800s in a rough Pennsylvania canal town, this is the dramatic and moving story of a young girl s struggle for independence, freedom, and dignity in the face of overwhelming odds This book eloquently captures the daily life of the working poor and the limited choices for a young person growing up there.
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    1. An intense, fast read Found it in a 3rd grade library I have recently inherited and decided I should read it before recommending it Good thing because this is definitely NOT a 3rd grade book The themes and content are not for the little ones Nellie lives with her little brother, Willie, her abusive mother, and alcoholic, gambling father Ma and pa conspire to sell her now that she is 13 and old enough to be married Nellie and Willie have a couple of adventures and get rescued in spite of themselv [...]

    2. This little novels tells the story of Clark s own great grandmother, a child of destitute Irish parents in a Pennsylvania canal town Nellie s will to improve the life of herself and younger brother, Willie, is both tragic and inspiring As her parent s conspire to marry her off at the tender age of 14 Nellie struggles to make other plans, everything from running away to finding a job But when her parents sell her to the highest bidder, Nellie must decide whether to take the risk of accepting what [...]

    3. A fascinating historical novel with a plucky heroine Set in 1886, Nellie faces a grim future her mother is determined to marry her off to a man who is an obnoxious drunkard, but he s willing to pay Nellie wants an education and a better future for herself and opportunities for her brother who wants to become a newspaper man Nellie s escape from the fate her mother has planned for her makes an intriguing story It s interesting to know the background of the book Nellie s story is based on the life [...]

    4. Great historical fiction based on the life of the author s great grandmother It takes place in Pennsylvania in 1886 Nellie was a 13 year old living in terrible circumstances Her father was alcoholic and a gambler and had lost everything they had ever had Many times there was no food in the house Her mother was abusive and angry at the world Her mother had previously sold four daughters to canal workers Now it was Nellie s turn Nellie knows she must escape, but she knows she can t leave her 10 ye [...]

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