The Belonging Place

The Belonging Place

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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 powerfuland 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).
Publisher: Toronto : Viking, 1997
ISBN: 9780670875931
Branch Call Number: J FIC Littl 3558jv 1
Characteristics: xvii, 124 p


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A great book about family, love-- and belonging. Touching.

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All her life, Elspet Mary seems to have known nothing but loss. First her mother died, then her father, leaving her with Aunt Ailsa and Uncle Will Gordon. And now, just when she is beginning to feel home in Glen Buchan, she is being torn away again. Uncle Will has already left to start clearing a farm to the New World, in Upper Canada. The rest of the family must follow soon.


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"A historical novel that is likely to seize the imagination of young readers."
~ The London Free Press


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