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. 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. Author: Sarah Masters Buckey. 104 pages. Paperback. Age 8+
This book is third in a series of six books filled with inspiring lessons of compassion, courage, and friendship. Their stories, which are woven together in one six-book series and written by two different authors, include: Meet Marie-Grace, Meet Cécile, Marie-Grace and the Orphans, Troubles for Cécile, Marie-Grace Makes a Difference, and Cécile’s Gift.