Blue Willow tells the story of Janey Larkin. To Janey, the blue willow plate was the most beautiful thing in her life. The plate symbolized a home she could only dimly remember.
Now that her father was an itinerant worker, Janey didn’t have a home she could call her own. She also didn’t have any real friends. Jane’s family had to keep moving, following the crops from farm to farm.
Janey wants most of all to have a real home and to go to a regular school, and she hopes that the valley her family has come to, which so resembles the pattern on her treasured blue plate, will be their permanent home.