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Blue Willow Summary
Doris Gates

Everything you need to understand or teach Blue Willow by Doris Gates.

  • Blue Willow Summary & Study Guide
  • 30 Blue Willow Lessons
  • 20 Activities
  • 180 Multiple Choice Questions
  • 60 Short Essay Questions
  • 20 Essay Questions
  • Pre-Made Tests and Quizzes
  • ...and more

Blue Willow Summary

Plot Summary

Janey Larkin is ten years old when her family arrives in the San Joaquin Valley of California. She is an only child and lives with her father and stepmother, her mother having died years earlier. Janey notices that there is a family across the road and that there's a girl about her age, Lupe Romero. She wants to seek out Lupe's friendship but knows that the Larkin family never stays anywhere long so there probably won't be time to develop a friendship. Janey doesn't go to meet Lupe but is excited when Lupe makes the first move. The first thing Janey shows Lupe is her one important possession - a blue willow plate. The plate pictures a stand of willow trees, a river, a bridge and three people. Janey tells Lupe the story of the plate as it's been told to her. Though Lupe doesn't understand the importance...

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Study Pack

The Blue Willow Study Pack contains about 41 pages of study material in 2 products, including:

Blue Willow Study Guide

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Blue Willow Lesson Plans contain 16 pages of teaching material, including:

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