Dahlberg, Maurine F.
THE SPIRIT AND GILLY BUCKET
New York : Farrar, Straus
and Giroux, 2002.
IL 3-6, RL 6.3
in 1859 was a bit different than what we are used to. Eleven year
old Gilly Bucket is about to find out that life back East is very different
from what she is used to. Her pa has gone off to try to find gold
in the Rockies leaving Gilly with old Grandma Pea. When Grandma Pea
up and died, Gilly was taken in by neighbors who arranged for her to go
back East to her ma's family. Ma's sister Laura is very different
from what Gilly remembered of her own mother. Aunt Laura seemed so prim
and proper and never seemed to have any fun. Gilly was expected to
act like a proper young lady and mind her manners. She was used to
being outspoken, especially if she felt strongly about something.
And she does feel strongly about slavery. She was opposed to it but
her Uncle Henry kept slaves. How can Gilly ever be content
to live like this? Will she be able to find her pa again?
Slavery -- Fiction.
Underground railroad -- Fiction.
Aunts -- Fiction.
Virginia -- History -- 1775-1865 -- Fiction.
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