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Lucy's Wish

Lucy's Wish( )
Author: Nixon, Joan Lowery
Series title:Orphan Train Children Ser.
ISBN:978-0-440-41306-6
Publication Date:Sep 1999
Publisher:Random House Children's Books
Imprint:Yearling
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:USD $4.50
Book Description:

Ten-year-old Lucy Griggs's mother has just died, leaving Lucy orphaned and living on the streets of 1866 New York City. Then Lucy hears about the Children's Aid Society, a group that sends orphans out West to new homes. Lucy knows she'll never replace her mum, but maybe now she'll find a family--and even a little sister--to love. But the family that takes her in is far from ideal. Mr. Snapes seems kind, but Mrs. Snapes is a bitter, angry woman. And Emma isn't the sister Lucy has...
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Book Details
Pages:128
Detailed Subjects: Juvenile Fiction / General
Juvenile Fiction / Family / Orphans & Foster Homes
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):5.21 x 7.57 x 0.37 Inches
Book Weight:0.286 Pounds
Author Biography
Nixon, Joan Lowery (Author)
Joan Lowery Nixon was born in Los Angeles, California. She attended the University of Southern California where she received a B.A. in journalism and later an education certificate from California State.

She has written over 100 mystery books for young adults. She is known for her Orphan Train Adventure Series and other titles including A Family Apart, The Seance and Other Side of the Dark. Her works have earned her the honor of being the only writer to win four Edgar Allen Poe awards and in addition, two Spurs from Western Writers of America. She was a past President of the Mystery Writers of America.

She died from complications of pancreatic cancer on June 28, 2003, in Houston, Texas. She was 76.

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