Marie-Grace Gardner has just arrived in New Orleans, and she hopes she never has to move again. The lively city is unlike any other place Marie-Grace has lived. When she meets Mademoiselle Océane, a talented opera singer, Marie-Grace longs to take lessons. She loves to sing, and she would like to get to know Cécile Rey, the confident girl who is Mademoiselle’s student. But Marie-Grace is shy, and starting school reminds her how hard it is to make friends and fit in. Can an unexpected adventure help her feel as if she belongs in New Orleans? Includes an illustrated “Looking Back” essay about the history of New Orleans. Author: Sarah Masters Buckey. Paperback. 120 pages. Ages 8+
First in a series of six books filled with inspiring lessons of compassion, courage, and friendship. Marie-Grace’s and Cécile’s 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.
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