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Title:
Marie-Grace and the orphans
ISBN:
9781593696535

9781593696542
Publication Information:
[Middleton, Wis.] : American Girl Pub., c2011.
Physical Description:
91 p. : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 23 cm.
General Note:
"1853."

Book 3.
Reading Level:
740 L Lexile
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Summary:
When Marie-Grace discovers a baby outside her father's office and a slave catcher claims the boy, she helps place him at a white orphanage where she becomes a volunteer, as her friendship with Cécile grows and she hears rumors of yellow fever.
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Marie-Grace can't believe what she finds on her doorstep one rainy night: a baby! More than anything, Marie-Grace hopes her father will let the little boy stay with them. But when a slave-catcher comes looking for him, Marie-Grace realizes the baby is in terrible danger. Together, she and her friend Cécile come up with a way to keep the child safe. Just when Marie-Grace thinks their plan will work, rumors of a deadly fever begin to swirl through New Orleans. Soon Marie-Grace wonders if anyone will be safe.


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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.