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Calico Bush
Calico Bush
Author: Rachel Field
Left orphaned and alone in a strange country, thirteen-year-old Marguerite Ledoux has no choice but to become a servant girl. She promises her services to the Sargent family for six long years in return for food and shelter. But life as a "bound-out girl" is full of more hardship than Maggie ever could have imagined. Living with the fa...  more »
PBS Market Price: $8.09 or $4.19+1 credit
ISBN-13: 9780689822858
ISBN-10: 0689822855
Publication Date: 9/1/1998
Pages: 224
Reading Level: Ages 9-12
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.

4 stars, based on 7 ratings
Publisher: Aladdin
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover
Members Wishing: 0
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Rachel Field writes an engaging story of colonial times that paints a clear picture of the challenges waiting for those who arrive in the new world. This book is hard to put down. Young readers will learn of the way of life for those who braved the wilderness and the Indians. This book is full of excitement and knowledge.
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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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