In 1743, thirteen-year-old Marguerite Ledoux travels to Maine as the indentured servant of a family that regards her as little better than the Indians that threaten them, but her strength, quick thinking and courage surprise them all.
This heartwarming and enthralling Newbery Honor Book tells the story of a young French girl who is left orphaned and alone shortly after her family arrives in the New World.
andlt;b andgt;Rachel Fieldandlt;/bandgt; wrote andlt;i andgt;A Prayer for a Child andlt;/iandgt;for her own daughter, before sharing it with children around the world. Rachel Fieldand#8217;s other books for children include Newbery Medalist andlt;i andgt;Hitty, Her First Hundred Yearsandlt;/iandgt;; andlt;i andgt;Calico Bushandlt;/iandgt;; and andlt;i andgt;Hepatica Hawksandlt;/iandgt;.andlt;b andgt;andlt;/bandgt;
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