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Title:
Marie-Grace makes a difference
ISBN:
9781593696559

9781593696566
Publication Information:
[Middleton, Wis.] : American Girl Pub., c2011.
Physical Description:
88 p. : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 23 cm.
General Note:
"1853."

Book 5.
Reading Level:
710 L Lexile
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Summary:
As the yellow fever epidemic continues to ravage New Orleans and the orphanages become more crowded, Marie-Grace and Cécile help with the orphans, until Marie-Grace learns that her Uncle Luc's fiancée, Mademoiselle Océane, has fallen ill.
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Marie-Grace is worried. Yellow fever is raging through New Orleans. The orphanage where she and Cécile have been volunteering is becoming crowded with children who have lost their parents to the dreadful disease. And now someone Marie-Grace cares about is terribly ill. When the chance comes to help, Marie-Grace takes it. She knows she can make a difference. But will this horrible fever cause Marie-Grace to lose the home and family she loves? Includes an illustrated "Looking Back" essay about health and medicine in the 1800s. The story continues in the sixth book in the series, Cécile's Gift.


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School Library Journal Review

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 Oceane. She meets Cecile, an outgoing African American girl, and, although the girls are total opposites, they form an unlikely bond and Cecile 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 Cecile 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 Cecile 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 Cecile's point of view.-Sarah Polace, Cuyahoga County Public Library, Parma, OH (c) Copyright 2012. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


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