Dear Canada: Orphan at My Door: The Home Child Diary of Victoria Cope

by Jean Little

Scholastic Canada Ltd | September 1, 2011 | Kobo Edition (eBook)

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Through the diary of 10-year-old Victoria Cope, we learn about the arrival of ragged Mary Anna, one of the thousands of impoverished British children who were sent to Canada at the beginning of the century. Mary Anna joins the Cope family as a servant and is treated well, but she has to cope with the initial apprehension of the family members and the loss of her brother, Jasper, who was placed with another family. Victoria vows to help Mary Anna find her brother, so they can be a family once again.

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Published: September 1, 2011

Publisher: Scholastic Canada Ltd

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 144311314X

ISBN - 13: 9781443113144

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing This is the very first Dear Canada book I read, and I really loved it. It was very good and I would definitely recommend it. I don't want to give away any spoilers so go pick this book up for your self!
Date published: 2009-01-18
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Pretty Good Compared to Others This book was awesome! It was thrilling to read. When a supply teacher recommended it to me years ago, I thought she meant that the main character was the one who had a brother that went to a bad master and everything, but boy was I wrong! This book is Top for me compared to other Dear Canada books I've read. Some of them wee really quite boring. I devoted myself to tring to read all of them one or two years ago, didn't work out so well. I almost gave up on reading them until I saw this one. I really recommend it to anyone who's interested. It's about a girl named Victoris Cope. Her family decided to have a Home Girl, which is like a maid. But the girl they took in had a brother who went to this really horrible master. The brother, Jasper, was beaten up, not fed properly and more. So Victoria and her home girl is set off to rescue Jasper from certain death. It's really quite thrilling to read as you follow Victoria through this amazing journey. Recommended to kids from grade 3 to grade 8.
Date published: 2008-11-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from soogood!!!!! jean little as out done herself on this one
Date published: 2008-04-26
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Awesome! But sad. I am 8 years old and have read all of the Dear Canada books. My favourites are A Trail of Broken Dreams,Whispers of War,A Ribbon of Shining Steel,and A Prairie as Wide as the Sea. This book wasn't bad but as you know, it's not one of my favourites. I wouldn't reccomend this book to anyone. :P
Date published: 2006-08-21
Rated 3 out of 5 by from It was alright... I found this book started off really slow. Afterward, however, it picked up. I didn't like the fact that the narrator was only eleven years of age. I couldn't relate to her very much. Sometimes it aggrivated me because she was too naive, but it is understandable for her age. I did enjoy the relationship with her family, especially with her brother, Tom and Home Girl, Marianne. I recommend this book to children between the ages of nine and twelve. I think they can relate to it on certain levels. All in all, it was a cute book, interesting to see the differences and similarites between our time and theirs.
Date published: 2005-07-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wow!!!!!!!! Whew! I knew Jean Little could write, but this is amazing!! As I read this book, I expected to look at my calendar and find that it's the year 1897!!! It's THAT good and realistic. I felt Victoria and Mary Anna's fear as they... never mind. I'll let you read it for yourself. This is awesome, and I have read almost ALL of the Dear Canada books, found them all GREAT, and Jean Little's addition is NO exception. By all means, read this book!!!!
Date published: 2005-04-13
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Orphan at my Door This book was great!!!! I read it in gr. 6, and again in gr. 7. I was never much of a reader, but after reading this, I started reading all of the Dear Canada books, then all of the Dear America books, and now can never put down a book. This book is great for avid readers, or soon-to-be avid readers from probably ages 10-13. The book is worth the price, I would definatly suggest it.
Date published: 2004-11-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Orphan at my Door ... Excellent Read I thoroughtly enjoyed this book. It was the 3rd book I have read in the Dear Canada series. I highly recommend these books to young and old ... from a mother of 6 yr old twins ... they even enjoyed reading it with me! We can't wait to get another one!
Date published: 2003-07-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great book for all ages!! My mom bought me this book because of the print (I am visully impared). I thought it was going to be a book written for kids. but at my age (over twenty) I really enjoyed the book I later loaned to a friend who is two times older than I. She even wants to try some of the recipies. I think this in awesome book. A must have for all readers.. @}-'--
Date published: 2003-05-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from SUPERB THIS BOOK IS SO GOOD!! I read these often and this one is so excellent!! Victoria is so nice and so is marianna and jasper.....i read all the dear canada books and some dear america....but this out does them all!! KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK!!!
Date published: 2002-12-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from EXCELLENT This book is so great. Covering history, abuse..... This book... This series is a great way to learn about our past!! You should read it!!
Date published: 2002-10-03
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Great but disappointing. It's a fascinating book to read. One you can't quite put down. However knowing that it's not a true diary, only written by someone else for a story, ruins the whole meaning of the book leaving it not quite as fascinating as it would have been if it was a true diary.
Date published: 2002-08-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Orphan at my door I am 9 years old and I discovered the Dear Canada diary series a few months ago. The book was great reading and I was eager to read it every spare moment I had.What I liked most was the way the story flowed with issues that were familiar to me.I really liked the ending and I can't wait to start another book in the Dear Canada series.
Date published: 2002-06-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Orphan at my Door This is an excellent book. I was so caught up in the adventures of Victoria, Marianna, and Jasper, that I dreaded it when the end finally came. I recommend this book to fans of Jean Little and other Dear Canada books. Great job!
Date published: 2002-04-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from What A Great Book This is a great book with alot of excitment and adventure. it is about a 12 year old girl name Victoria Cope who gets a home child and the had been seperated from her brother and in the end they are both reunited and brought into the home of the Cope's.
Date published: 2002-03-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Sarah's review on orphan at my door my name is Sarah and I am 12 years old and I greatly enjoyed this book. I got so wound up in the book that I couldn't put it down and went to bed a little to late some nights. I would recomend this book to people form the age 8 and up. all in all a great book
Date published: 2002-01-15
Rated 1 out of 5 by from very cool i really like this book that u r looking at. i kind of recomend this book 2 people that like the series dear canada. and also i recomend the dear america books 2 kids.
Date published: 2001-10-21

– More About This Product –

Dear Canada: Orphan at My Door: The Home Child Diary of Victoria Cope

by Jean Little

Format: Kobo Edition (eBook)

Published: September 1, 2011

Publisher: Scholastic Canada Ltd

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 144311314X

ISBN - 13: 9781443113144

From the Publisher

Through the diary of 10-year-old Victoria Cope, we learn about the arrival of ragged Mary Anna, one of the thousands of impoverished British children who were sent to Canada at the beginning of the century. Mary Anna joins the Cope family as a servant and is treated well, but she has to cope with the initial apprehension of the family members and the loss of her brother, Jasper, who was placed with another family. Victoria vows to help Mary Anna find her brother, so they can be a family once again.

About the Author

One of Canada's premier authors, Jean Little's previous books include Mama's Going to Buy You a Mockingbird (CLA Book of the Year and Ruth Schwartz Award-winner), Listen for the Singing (Canada Council Children's Literature Prize), and Mine for Keeps (Little Brown Canadian Children's Book Award). She received the Vicky Metcalf Award in 1974 for her body of work. Jean lives near Guelph, Ontario.