Marie-Grace and the Orphans (American Girl Series)

Marie-Grace and the Orphans (American Girl Series)

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by Sarah Masters Buckey
     
 

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Marie-Grace can't believe what she finds on her doorstep one rainy night: a sweet little baby! More than anything, Marie-Grace hopes her father will let the child stay with them. Then a stranger comes looking for the little boy, and Marie-Grace realizes the baby is in terrible danger. Together, she and her friend Cécile come up with a plan to protect the…  See more details below

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Marie-Grace can't believe what she finds on her doorstep one rainy night: a sweet little baby! More than anything, Marie-Grace hopes her father will let the child stay with them. Then a stranger comes looking for the little boy, and Marie-Grace realizes the baby is in terrible danger. Together, she and her friend Cécile come up with a plan to protect the child-and to help the other orphans, too. But when rumors of a terrible sickness begin to swirl in New Orleans, Marie-Grace begins to worry . . . will anyone truly be safe? Includes an illustrated Looking Back essay about orphanages in the 1800s. The story continues in the fourth book in the series: Troubles for Cécile.

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Children's Literature - Suzanna E. Henshon
Marie-Grace Gardner lives in New Orleans in 1853. One night she is studying French when she hears a loud knock at the door. Marie-Grace discovers an African-American baby left at the door. Who abandoned this baby? Will his mother return and claim Philip? Marie-Grace becomes attached to the infant and hopes he will stay with her family. One day a slave catcher comes for the infant and Marie-Grace realizes that Philip is the child of a slave. Marie-Grace and Cecile devise a plan to save the child from slavery by sending the baby to Chicago. In this exciting new series, young readers can experience the life, adventures, and friendships of two dynamic girls, Marie-Grace and Cecile, who live in New Orleans in 1853. Christine Kornacki's illustrations add a touch of realism to this inspiring story. In this unique series, readers 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781609580087
Publisher:
AMERICAN GIRL PUBLISHING, INC
Publication date:
08/30/2011
Series:
American Girl Series
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
517,770
Lexile:
740L (what's this?)
File size:
3 MB
Age Range:
8 - 11 Years

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