Marie-grace And The Orphans Book 3

Paperback | September 12, 2011

bySarah Buckey

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Marie-Grace can't believe what she finds on her doorstep one rainy night: a sweet little baby! More than anything, Marie-Grace hopes her father will let the child stay with them. Then a stranger comes looking for the little boy, and Marie-Grace realizes the baby is in terrible danger. Together, she and her friend Cécile come up with a plan to protect the child - ?and to help the other orphans, too. But when rumors of a terrible sickness begin to swirl in New Orleans, Marie-Grace begins to worry - will anyone truly be safe? Includes an illustrated "Looking Back" essay about orphanages in the 1800s. The story continues in the fourth book in the series, Troubles for Cécile.

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Marie-Grace can't believe what she finds on her doorstep one rainy night: a sweet little baby! More than anything, Marie-Grace hopes her father will let the child stay with them. Then a stranger comes looking for the little boy, and Marie-Grace realizes the baby is in terrible danger. Together, she and her friend Cécile come up with a ...

Sarah Buckeywas raised in New Jersey and lived in Texas for 15 years. Growing up, she loved swimming and sledding?and reading lots of books! In sixth grade, she was thrilled when her first story was published in her school?s newspaper.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:104 pages, 8.62 × 7.01 × 0.28 inPublished:September 12, 2011Publisher:American Girl Publishing IncLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:159369654X

ISBN - 13:9781593696542

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from A touching book Although the illustrations in the Marie-Grace and Cecile books are lacking, I thought they were alright in this one. But what really shone was the story itself, of course! Marie-Grace finding an abandoned baby and learning about the nearby orphans and orphanages was very touching. It was a sad time in New Orleans. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]
Date published: 2016-10-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing story! I really loved Marie-Grace and Cecile's dolls, clothes, furniture, etc. And I must say that I love the books just as much! All of the Marie-Grace and Cecile books have such amazing stories! A++++! [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]
Date published: 2016-03-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from second Favorite! I read this book and it was Amazing! it is my second favorite book! it worried me a little and i cried because i didnt like that they took the orphan, but it was a really good book that i will read again many times. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]
Date published: 2016-03-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Marie Grace and the Orphans When Marie-Grace finds a young baby at the orphanage, she wants to keep him as her brother. She learns a valuable lesson.
Date published: 2015-10-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good Marie Grace finds a baby at their doorstep. He has to go to an orphanage. That opens up a whole new world to Marie Grace.
Date published: 2015-10-20
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Marie-Grace to the rescue When Marie-Grace finds a baby, she hopes to keep it, but unfortunately she can't. Then yellow fever strikes in New Orleans, and Marie-Grace starts to get worried.
Date published: 2015-10-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Marie-Grace Must This is such a heartwarming story about sweet Marie-Grace. It inspires children to try to help the underprivileged in their own communities. It also teaches about how to accept change. It is a definite must-read if you like Marie-Grace.
Date published: 2014-12-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Educational I love the historical book series. They refresh your memory and even teach you facts you didn't know.
Date published: 2014-07-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic story! Marie Grace is our historical doll and we have all her books. Just love it!
Date published: 2014-03-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from WOW While reading, I got so emotional, as I felt like we were living in 1853 right now. The storyline perfectly matches the stories that I was told by my grandparents. Great story to educate children about the Orphanages, and the epidemics of those times.
Date published: 2014-02-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Marie-the-Great! While I wasn't very impressed with Marie-Grace's first book, this one was much better! There's a lot more information about what life was like in New Orleans during this time period, and Marie-Grace is a much more interesting character as she begins to come out of her shell and learn to help others. The book also deals with the important theme of learning how to be unselfish, even when it's something really important and difficult. She's a sweetheart, and you'll enjoy learning more about her! Again, the illustrations are incredibly subpar, but the story is still definitely worth reading.
Date published: 2013-10-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Story! An exciting book! I love Marie-Grace's sweet personality!
Date published: 2013-03-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Marie-Grace's Adventure I bought this on my Kindle. I really enjoyed it. It has a lot of information on whats happening. The text is great. It describes the 1800s very well. If you haven't read it, read it.
Date published: 2013-02-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wonderful story! Marie-Grace is a joy to read about, and this book was wonderful. Marie-Grace is compassionate and empathetic, and her amazing qualities are showcased so well in this story, as she uses her gifts to care for orphans in her city.
Date published: 2012-10-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Engaging and Suspenseful with a lot of Heart Marie-Grace and the Orphans is the 2nd book in Marie-Grace's trilogy and the 3rd book in the overall saga of Cecile and Marie-Grace. It is late spring/early summer in New Orleans when Marie-Grace finds a baby boy on her doorstep one evening. Marie-Grace and her father, who is a doctor, take the baby in while they try to find a proper home for him. Marie-Grace becomes attached to the infant as he reminds her of her late baby brother. She names the baby Philip. When a man from a local plantation comes to claim the baby as a slave escaped from said plantation, Marie-Grace becomes afraid for the baby's safety and enlists Cecile in a cleverly-devised plan to disguise the baby to help him get accepted into the Holy Trinity Orphanage. While there, Marie-Grace meets and soon becomes fast friends with the other children at the orphanage. The book ends with the start of Yellow Fever spreading through the city. When I first looked at the title of the book, I thought 'Oh boy, here comes another cliche baby-on-the-doorstep story.' But despite my misgivings, I found the story thoroughly engaging and emotionally satisfying, and I believe children (of the appropriate age) will feel the same way. As a person who works with children on a daily basis, I found myself attached to baby Philip, which kept me turning the pages in eagerness to find out his fate. Along with the subplot of the start of the Yellow Fever epidemic, this book is mildly suspenseful. And again, Marie-Grace's character shines in her compassion and love for baby Philip as well as her nurturing spirit with the other children at the orphanage. Again, for the most part the illustrations are beautiful, I just wish that there were more and that some of the character illustrations were better. Although there are some dark undertones to the story (slavery, orphans, Yellow Fever, the loss of Marie-Grace's mother and brother), what moment in history doesn't have them? The book presents these issues in a manner that children of the right age (no younger than 7 or 8) will be able to handle them just fine. Another score for AG.
Date published: 2012-05-29
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A Lost Baby! What little girl wouldn’t want to read about a finding a sweet, adorable baby on the doorstep. My daughter certainly did. She was hooked from the first, wanting to know what would become him. When a baby is left on her doctor father’s step, he reminds Marie-Grace of her deceased brother and she becomes very attached to him. When someone not so nice tries to claim him, she enlists Cecile in a brilliant plan to get him to safety. In the end, Marie-Grace learns that sometimes the right thing to do is give up someone you care about to keep them safe and both girls learn to give of themselves. This is a very sweet story, but with dark overtones, dealing with the grief of Marie-Grace’s mother and brother and the beginnings of an epidemic that is about to sweep the city. The ending is sad and rather ominous. While my four year old wasn’t scared by it, I got a million questions and started to lose her interest in last chapter. Of course, I did start editing out passages toward the end. Be careful with very sensitive or anxious girls. On the upside, I had some great conversations with daughter while reading the book about slavery and prejudice which she brought up in preschool when they had their MLK “I dreamed a dream” lesson. I was very proud. The book was worth it for that alone.
Date published: 2012-01-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A wonderful, imaginative story! Marie-Grace gets to experience what so many girls & adults have wondered: What would I do if a baby was left on my doorstep? The character's compassion is strongly felt, and her father's cleverness is right-on! The author carefully blends in Cecile, and the clever intertwining of the two girls makes this book a stand-alone jewel and an awesome addition to the two girls' stories.
Date published: 2012-01-15