Calico Bush

Calico Bush


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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.

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ISBN-13: 9780689822858
Publisher: Aladdin
Publication date: 09/28/1998
Pages: 224
Sales rank: 465,550
Product dimensions: 5.12(w) x 7.62(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range: 10 - 14 Years

About the Author

Rachel Field wrote A Prayer for a Child for her own daughter, before sharing it with children around the world. Rachel Field’s other books for children include Newbery Medalist Hitty, Her First Hundred Years; Calico Bush; and Hepatica Hawks.

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Calico Bush 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Rachel Field¿s Calico Bush tells of Marguerite Ledoux , a young French immigrant who has been bound out to the Sargent family following the death of her Uncle and Grandmother. Marguerite, now Maggie, must face the trials of pioneer life as the Sargents move to farm a lonely stretch of land, continually threatened by Indians and the deprivations and dangers of their new circumstances. Maggie experiences the prejudices of her new home land, and fears the thought of losing her own identity. The four seasons come and go as Maggie experiences all the triumphs and struggles of life on the sparsely inhabited frontier of costal Maine. Calico Bush is another classic to be treasured from the author of Hitty: Her First Hundred Years. Rachel Field¿s love of the Maine coast shines through her descriptions of it harsh beauty.
kettykat on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This book was a 1932 Newbery Honor Book for best contribution to American children's literature. It is the story of thirteen-year-old Marguerite Ledoux in 1742-1743, a young French emigrant who finds herself all alone in the New World after her uncle and grandmother die. She agrees to be "bound" to a family who are moving to begin a farm on an isolated section of the coast of colonial Maine. It is a beautiful story and finds appeal amongst readers today.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is stupid!!!!! I did not even finish the book!!!
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
K)) Went to res one.