The Bobbin Girl

The Bobbin Girl

by Emily Arnold McCully

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Overview

Rebecca Putney is a bobbin girl who helps support her struggling family by working all day in a hot, noisy cotton mill. Working conditions at the mill are poor, and there is talk of lowering the workers' wages. Rebecca's friend Judith wants to protest the pay cut—but troublemakers at the mill are dismissed. Does Rebecca have the courage to join the protest?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780803718272
Publisher: Penguin Young Readers Group
Publication date: 05/28/1996
Pages: 32
Product dimensions: 8.75(w) x 10.80(h) x 0.40(d)
Lexile: 600L (what's this?)
Age Range: 4 - 8 Years

About the Author

Emily Arnold McCully was born in Galesburg, Illinois, and grew up "a daredevil child," always climbing trees or buildings. She made it to college intact, however, and received her B.A. from Brown University and an M.A. in art history from Columbia University.

Emily McCully's artwork has been included in the International Biennale at Bratislava, and she has won a Christopher Award for Picnic, one of the many picture books that she has both written and illustrated.

Writing also for adults, Ms. McCully has received grants from the National Endowment for the Arts and New York State Council on the Arts. Her book, A Craving was nominated for an American Book Award.

The idea for Mirette on the High Wire began as a biography of real-life daredevil Blondin. But the author changed her mind to accomodate the tree-climbing child and risk-taking adult she was and is.

copyright © 2000 by Penguin Putnam Books for Young Readers. All rights reserved.
Emily Arnold McCully was born in Galesburg, Illinois, and grew up "a daredevil child," always climbing trees or buildings. She made it to college intact, however, and received her B.A. from Brown University and an M.A. in art history from Columbia University.

Emily McCully's artwork has been included in the International Biennale at Bratislava, and she has won a Christopher Award for Picnic, one of the many picture books that she has both written and illustrated.

Writing also for adults, Ms. McCully has received grants from the National Endowment for the Arts and New York State Council on the Arts. Her book, A Craving was nominated for an American Book Award.

The idea for Mirette on the High Wire began as a biography of real-life daredevil Blondin. But the author changed her mind to accomodate the tree-climbing child and risk-taking adult she was and is.

copyright © 2000 by Penguin Putnam Books for Young Readers. All rights reserved.

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The Bobbin Girl 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
tess_schoolmarm on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Story of a young girl who works in a textile factory during the 1800's in America. Informative and an easy read for even a 3rd grader.
Vanessa.B. on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Summary: ¿The Bobbin Girl¿ is about a ten year old girl named Rebecca. Rebecca works in a textile factory in the 1800¿s. She works to help her mother pay the bills. She works with other young girls and older girl/women. There is an announcement that their pay is getting cut. The girls/women in the factory decide to go on strike and demand better pay. Rebecca goes back to the factory after a week of striking, while other women leave to other jobs. Personal Reaction: To me this is an okay book. I was a little disappointed with the ending of the book. Although I was disappointed with the ending it does describe the time period, which is great to educate children of the time period. Classroom Extension Ideas:1)Have the class make a time line of the time period2)Have the class write about how they would feel growing up in this time period.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago