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The Belonging Place
by Jean Little
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0670875937, Hardcover)An inspiring story of self discovery. In Jean Little's first historical novel, Elspet Mary, a young Scottish orphan, embarks on the journey of a lifetime when she emigrates with relatives to Canada in the 1840s. Her struggle to make a place for herself, not only in her adoptive family but in her new home as well, is powerful and poignant, told as only Jean Little can tell it. Jean Little is the award-winning author of more than twenty books for young readers, including the novels His Banner Over Me, which Kirkus called "exceptional storytelling, unforced, and powerful",and Mine for Keeps (both Viking).
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In 1848, sixteen-year-old Elspet looks back on her life and describes how she came to be orphaned in Scotland, went to live with relatives, and emigrated with them to a rough but rewarding existence in Canada.
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