Up a Road Slowly

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Penguin, Jan 4, 2005 - Young Adult Fiction - 208 pages
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After her mother's death, Julie goes to live with Aunt Cordelia, a spinster schoolteacher, where she experiences many emotions and changes as she grows from seven to eighteen.

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User Review  - klburnside - LibraryThing

Up a Road Slowly is the 1967 Newberry winner, although it seems like an odd choice. I really liked the book, but it wasn’t at all like most Newberry winners. First of all, there really wasn’t much ... Read full review

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User Review  - Maya47Bob46 - LibraryThing

One of my favorite books from my teen years. It may be slightly dated, but it is in many ways still relevant with lessons about growing up, accepting people as they are, and finding love. I think my ... Read full review

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Irene Hunt is the author of many distinguished books for young people. Her first novel, Across Five Aprils, was a Newberry Honor Book and received a Lewis Carroll Shelf Award. For her second novel, Up a Road Slowly, Ms. Hunt was awarded the Newberry Medal. Ms. Hunt was born in southern Illinois and has received degrees from the University of Illinois and the University of Colorado. For many years she taught in the public schools of northern Illinois, and later she taught psychology at the University of South Dakota. Ms. Hunt now lives in Florida.

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