Originally published in 1931, this Newbery Honor book is a fantastic and very worthwhile book. Orphaned in a strange country, French girl Marguerite is forced to become an indentured servant. Readers learn much about life in the mid-1700s in Maine as they follow Marguerite’s story of strength, hard work, endurance, courage, and kindness. The first chapter or two is a little difficult to get into, but don’t give up, because the book quickly becomes intriguing. I loved the description in the book and the insights into human life. I also felt like I gained a lot of knowledge from the book.
(Reviewed by Jenny Phillips)
|Maine, North America
|The Good and the Beautiful Library