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Where the Lilies Bloom Paperback – September 18, 2001
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About the Author
While Vera and Bill Cleaver were best known and loved for Where the Lilies Bloom, they enjoyed a prolific writing career. Their other titles include: Delpha Green & Company, Dust of the Earth, I Would Rather Be a Turnip, The Kissimmee Kid, The Mimosa Tree, Trial Valley, and The Whys and Wherefores of Littabelle Lee.
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Top Customer Reviews
But it's the language, the writing that really captivates the reader. The voices are so strong; you can hear Appalachia in every utterance; the cadence is so real. I was with this family -- in particular 14-year-old Mary Call -- for the entire journey, sharing their small victories, aching along with their profound sadness. Mary Call is a strong character; with her steely determination she is a force, a great role model for young girls.
I would highly recommend this book to young readers. It's an absolute treasure.
For girls, it teaches "can-do" through Mary Call's example of strength against adversity. May also have appeal to people interested in "wildcrafting" (herbs, roots).
Most Recent Customer Reviews
It's been a long time since I read this book (as an adult, not a student). I loved it so much I'm looking for a copy to re-read and keep in my library and share with my... Read morePublished 4 months ago by JoAnna
I love this book. I first read it as a kid & every now and again have to re-read it.Published 5 months ago by LRB
Just a totally fantastically sweet book!!
Loved every page! Easily a quiet afternoon read, but you'll never forget it and I'll guarantee it will stay in your home library... Read more
I read this book as a project for a seventh grade english class but it's slightly out-dated and not well-known so it's hard to find anywhere. Read morePublished 23 months ago by Amazon Customer
This book was an interesting look at life in the backwoods mountains of the Carolinas. I liked the main character Mary Call and I sympathised with her trying to provide for her... Read morePublished 24 months ago by HanakoGal
I enjoyed this story, although my students didn't. It is a great story to teach aspects of historical fiction and plot. The antagonist and protagonist are very obvious. Read morePublished on January 20, 2014 by Debra King