Meet Marie-Grace (American Girl Series)

Meet Marie-Grace (American Girl Series)

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by Sarah Masters Buckey, Christine Kornacki
     
 

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Marie-Grace Gardner has just arrived in New Orleans, and she hopes she never has to move again. The lively city is unlike any other place Marie-Grace has lived. When she meets Mademoiselle Océane, a talented opera singer, Marie-Grace longs to take lessons. She loves to sing, and she would like to get to know Cécile Rey, the confident girl who is

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Marie-Grace Gardner has just arrived in New Orleans, and she hopes she never has to move again. The lively city is unlike any other place Marie-Grace has lived. When she meets Mademoiselle Océane, a talented opera singer, Marie-Grace longs to take lessons. She loves to sing, and she would like to get to know Cécile Rey, the confident girl who is Mademoiselle's student. But Marie-Grace is shy, and starting school reminds her how hard it is to make friends and fit in. Can an unexpected adventure help her feel as if she belongs in New Orleans?

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Children's Literature - Suzanna E. Henshon
In this new "American Girl" series title, young readers travel back in time to New Orleans in the 1853, an exciting era when the Mardi Gras tradition was already well-established. Marie-Grace Gardner arrives in New Orleans with her widowed father, who works as a physician. Marie-Grace lived in the city as a young child, prior to the deaths of her mother and brother. Upon returning to the city, Marie-Grace rediscovers her love of music under the tutelage of Mademoiselle Oceane, an opera singer. Marie-Grace becomes best friends with Cecile, a wealthy African-American girl. Soon Marie-Grace receives an invitation to the children's ball, and starts planning her costume. On the night of the ball, her father is called away suddenly to attend to a sick patient. Will Marie-Grace live her dream? Will she find friends, family, and happiness in New Orleans? Young readers will enjoy this unusual series, which features two protagonists for the first time. This unusual storytelling feature allows readers to step back in time through two identities, gaining a wider understanding of historical events. Reviewer: Suzanna E. Henshon, Ph.D.
School Library Journal
Gr 2�5—In Meet Marie-Grace, the child and her physician father move to New Orleans in 1853, where she begins voice lessons with the opera singer Mademoiselle Océane. She meets Cécile, an outgoing African American girl, and, although the girls are total opposites, they form an unlikely bond and Cécile educates her friend about race relations in the South. In Orphans, the protagonist finds a baby boy on her doorstep and wants to keep him. When a slave catcher comes for him, Marie-Grace and Cécile come up with a plan to keep the infant safe. Finally, in Difference, yellow fever has hit the city. Mademoiselle becomes ill and the orphanage where Marie-Grace and Cécile volunteer is full of children who lost their parents to the sickness. As the fever spreads across the city, the girls do their best to help those in need. Full-color illustrations are scattered throughout, and concluding sections offer relevant information about the events and include photos and reproductions. Fans of the "American Girl" books will dig right into this new series and seek out the titles told from Cécile's point of view.—Sarah Polace, Cuyahoga County Public Library, Parma, OH

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781593696511
Publisher:
American Girl Publishing, Inc
Publication date:
08/30/2011
Series:
American Girl Series
Pages:
120
Product dimensions:
6.40(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.60(d)
Lexile:
750L (what's this?)
Age Range:
8 - 11 Years

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love american girl books, they're so realalistic! READ THIS BOOK!!! :D
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Meet Marie-Grace is a book like no other.So easy to realize what it would of been like back then,and you can relate to in 2012.
Kathryn Richards More than 1 year ago
I LOVE this book. It's a great way to learn about history while enjoying the world reading opens up for you. Bravo!
Ava Justice More than 1 year ago
I love this book! It is a great book about friendship and courage!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I just readedit and i could not put it down.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love the book. (People need to be writing reviews, and not using this to text each other.)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It was interesting, but left you feeling like the story wasn't over when it ended. Still if you read them all it is worth reading.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
American girl celebration coming up have to read 6 this one is the best
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
good book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Perfect!every thing is perfect!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I havent read it yet, but it sounds totally awsome!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love american girl so i love this book. I hope my mom will let me get one of Cecile books soon.
Aurora Regala More than 1 year ago
Its a good series
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Im part of the club!!!!!!!! Im OG that stands for opera ghost.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I figured scince you are twelve you have a boyfriend. I need help in my love life this boy knows I like him we are only nine and stuff he likes me back to a little but I need him to be my boyfriend not just friends a little more.???????????????
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I didnt completly read this book yet but from know i understand thats a perfect story and my favorite book .
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A geat book its intertning i just love the amarican girl books
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My fav. Dolls book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was one of the first books I had on my nook,I would recomend it to anybody!BEST BOOK EVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
That was a pretty storie.but i got cut off at the end
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good for fourth through eight grade!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
so cool
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is coooooooooool and amazing book . You should get it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love american girl!!!! I have 8 american girl dolls! I get one every year. I have read some of the books. They were great!!