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  • Paperback: 264 pages
  • Publisher: Tundra Books (March 29 1997)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0887763871
  • ISBN-13: 978-0887763878
  • Product Dimensions: 13 x 1.7 x 19.4 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 295 g
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars 7 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #109,105 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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From School Library Journal

Grade 6-9. Holeman's offering is full of the suffering and hard work of frontier life. Rosetta and her sister, Flora, once lived lives of ease, but the death of their parents has left them in an English orphanage. Sent to Canada, the girls anticipate being adopted by a loving family, but the younger Flora is rapidly grabbed up, and the older girl is sent to an isolated farm. Albert and Runa need Rosetta's labor and make it clear that she is under contract to earn her keep. There's more melodrama here than required, but as time passes the main characters become less cardboard. Runa is suffering from the deaths of her babies, and while Albert's gruffness and cold heart never disappear, readers do get glimpses of a softness and humanity that he himself thinks of as weakness. A harrowing depiction of an attack on Rosetta's virtue by a hired hand may cause concern, but the author carefully makes the threat obvious without graphically depicting it, and Rosetta is able to protect herself and escape. Although not as good as Luanne Armstrong's Annie (Orca, 1995), this novel will engage readers, especially those who enjoy shedding a few tears over obvious injustices. Rosetta's pluck and determination make her an admirable heroine, and the story is exciting. Maybe not a "read it and weep," but a likely "read it and sniffle."?Carol A. Edwards, Minneapolis Public Library
Copyright 1997 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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Gr. 5-8. In 1900, 14-year-old Rosetta and her younger sister, Flora, arrive in Halifax, Nova Scotia, part of a group of English orphans hoping to make new lives in Canada. Although Rosetta has promised they will stay together, a farm family adopts Flora and the melancholy Thomases secure Rosetta's services as an indentured servant. Rosetta tries to find her sister until Mr. Thomas confiscates all her money, making it impossible for the two to correspond. Eventually, Rosetta and the timid Mrs. Thomas establish a tentative bond that enables both to break away and follow their dreams. The theme and setting make this title a likely choice for fans of Montgomery's Anne of Green Gables books. Although Rosetta's experiences are darker than Anne's, both girls exhibit a spirited determination that allows them to succeed, despite the cards life has dealt them. Kay Weisman

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