Cécile's Gift (American Girl Series)

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Cécile and her friend Marie-Grace volunteer at Holy Trinity Orphanage every week, and Cécile becomes especially close to a little girl named Perrine. But there are so many children who have lost their families to yellow fever, and Cécile wishes she could do more to help them. When she hears that a huge benefit will be held to raise money for all the orphans in New Orleans, she is determined to take part. But what can Cécile give to the orphans to lift their sad hearts and let ...
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Cécile and her friend Marie-Grace volunteer at Holy Trinity Orphanage every week, and Cécile becomes especially close to a little girl named Perrine. But there are so many children who have lost their families to yellow fever, and Cécile wishes she could do more to help them. When she hears that a huge benefit will be held to raise money for all the orphans in New Orleans, she is determined to take part. But what can Cécile give to the orphans to lift their sad hearts and let them know she cares?
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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Suzanna E. Henshon
Cecile enjoys volunteering at the Holy Trinity Orphanage in New Orleans. What could be more meaningful than helping children who have lost their parents? Cecile shares a special bond with Marie-Grace, whose mother died a few years ago. Cecile also feels a strong connection with Perrine, a little girl whose parents recently died. With yellow fever raging through New Orleans, the girls are accustomed to seeing caskets and funerals. Cecile decides to participate in a special benefit for the orphans of New Orleans and begins rehearsing the poem she will read. But can Cecile perform on a public stage? With Marie-Grace's support, Cecile rehearses the poem. Throughout the city, people donate their time and talent to the benefit. Cecile is thrilled to share her poem with the crowd and to bring joy to her mother's eyes. At the end of the book, readers will find a historical section detailing New Orleans' recovery from the disaster of 1853. In this unique series, readers can experience the events from the joint perspectives of two best friends. This unusual storytelling feature allows readers to step back in time through two identities, gaining a wider understanding of historical events. Part of the "American Girl" series. Reviewer: Suzanna E. Henshon, Ph.D.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781593696658
  • Publisher: American Girl Publishing
  • Publication date: 8/30/2011
  • Series: American Girl Series
  • Pages: 96
  • Sales rank: 270,097
  • Age range: 8 - 10 Years
  • Lexile: 740L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Denise Patrick

Denise Lewis Patrick has written more than twenty books for children. Before writing full-time, she worked in publishing as a staff writer and editor. Denise has been telling stories since she was eight years old. She remembers, as a child, binding her hand-written manuscripts with a needle and thread to create her very own books.

Ms. Patrick lives on Staten Island with her husband and their four sons. This is her first book for middle-grade readers.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 12, 2012

    PLEASE STOP SAYING BAD THINGS ABOUT THESE BOOKS!!!

    I LOVE THESE BOOKS AND DONT THINK ITS FAIR TO SAY THAT THAT YOU WILL NOT LIKE IT BECAUSE THEY ARE FOR BABIES! I KNOW THAT IT IS A FREE COUNTRY AND YOU ARE ALLOWED TO WRITE WHATEVER YOU WANT BUT PLEASE STOP SAYING YOU WILL NOT LIKE THIS BOOK BECAUSE I DIDNT! I LOVE THESE BOOKS AND DONT WANT PEOPLE TO THINK THE BOOK IS AWFUL BECAUSE YOU SAID SO!

    10 out of 11 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 22, 2012

    Brier

    Everybody loves americangirl!

    8 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 25, 2011

    AG

    I love AG

    8 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 5, 2012

    nice

    awesome!!i have this doll

    6 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 18, 2012

    Cecile

    I love this book all ag books so never say it babieish cuz its not read more of ag book and u will love it garantee.

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 1, 2012

    Great

    Love It!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    4 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 13, 2012

    :)

    AWESOME BOOK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 21, 2012

    Good

    Very good book, but i think they should have te french words in english at the bottom of the page. Instead of all the way at the end of the book. But otherwise i loved it. I recommend it for ages 9-11

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 8, 2012

    Cool

    My daugeter thought it great

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 7, 2012

    Hi

    This sample leaves me hanging

    2 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 9, 2013

    TAP HERE

    STOP SAYING I HATE THIS BOOK OR IT WAS THE WORST BOOK EVER THAT CAN HURT SOMEONE IT COULD MAKE THEM CRY EVEN SO BE NICE AND KIND. PS IM 10

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 9, 2013

    Hert warming

    GREAT

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 23, 2012

    Should i read this

    I love american girl but do i want to waste my money on this book please help me reply re on read in the headlin thx

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 23, 2012

    This is so good I read it 5 times

    I love cecile and this book was so good that I recommend everybody reads it

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 15, 2012

    To two and three under me

    To two under me SHUT UP!!! Its a kids book. To three under me if you are twelve and under you will probably like it but if youre thirteen and older you probably wont.

    1 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 23, 2014

    Wonderfull!!!!!

    I am looking up to them right now because I am sick

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 30, 2013

    U

    B

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 2, 2013

    Teachs responsiblity

    How a little girl made a differance

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 25, 2013

    MAGER OUT ROOR

    If you say any thing bad i am the revenge queen so dont mess with me

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 7, 2013

    Heck their not so bad....

    THEIR TERRIBLE!!! :"(

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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