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Product Description: When eleven-year-old Pierre Talon, son of a French Canadian Voyageur, sets out in 1684 on what became the last, ill-fated expedition of the great French explorer Rene-Robert Cavelier, Sieur de La Salle, he hopes to find help for his family, who are struggling in a settlement decimated by hunger, ilness, and Indian attacks...read more

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9780823421527 | Holiday House, November 15, 2009, cover price $16.95 | About this edition: When eleven-year-old Pierre Talon, son of a French Canadian Voyageur, sets out in 1684 on what became the last, ill-fated expedition of the great French explorer Rene-Robert Cavelier, Sieur de La Salle, he hopes to find help for his family, who are struggling in a settlement decimated by hunger, ilness, and Indian attacks.

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Product Description: Late by only a minute, ten-year-old Emma has been locked out of the mill where she works ten hours a day at the silk-spinning machines. Her pay will be docked; she is sure to be beaten by her brother-in-law, Ben, when she gets home; and none of it is her fault...read more

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9781416967965 | Aladdin Paperbacks, November 14, 2007, cover price $9.95 | About this edition: Late by only a minute, ten-year-old Emma has been locked out of the mill where she works ten hours a day at the silk-spinning machines.

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9780689822957 | Atheneum, March 1, 1999, cover price $16.00 | About this edition: In nineteenth-century England, ten-year-old Emma, accustomed to long working hours at the silk mill and the poverty and hunger of her sister's house, finds her life completely changed when she inadvertently gets a job on a canal boat carrying cargoes between several northern towns.

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Product Description: In 1940, the Germans have come to Paris and Bertrand, his mother and sister are fleeing. Meanwhile, the Germans have not come to the south of France, where Zina and her family live--but there's no work for ethnic Russians like Zina's papa...read more

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9781416967309 | Aladdin Paperbacks, October 16, 2007, cover price $10.95 | About this edition: In 1940, the Germans have come to Paris and Bertrand, his mother and sister are fleeing.

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9780689807749 | Atheneum, September 1, 1996, cover price $15.00 | About this edition: While escaping the horrors of war-torn France, refugee children struggle to overcome the misconception that their parents are abandoning them

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Product Description: Kate and Murphy are pals, even before Kate is old enough to walk. Through the years, the girl and her trusted dog grow together. When Murphy dies a quiet death under the old tree swing, despite what everyone tells her, Kate know one thing for certain--she'll never, ever forget Murphy...read more
By Mark Graham (illustrator) and Ellen Howard

Paperback:

9781416961574 | Aladdin Paperbacks, August 27, 2007, cover price $13.99 | About this edition: Kate and Murphy are pals, even before Kate is old enough to walk.

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9780671797751 | Simon & Schuster, March 1, 1995, cover price $15.00 | About this edition: Kate and her dog Murphy are best friends, and when Murphy dies Kate does not think she can ever be happy again

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Although it was her idea to bring together her family and that of a neighboring widow woman to reap the harvest, Elvirey feels her heart 'squeeze tight' at the thought of the widow and her Pap getting married.
By Ronald Himler (illustrator) and Ellen Howard

Hardcover:

9780823419890 | Holiday House, October 23, 2006, cover price $15.95 | About this edition: Although it was her idea to bring together her family and that of a neighboring widow woman to reap the harvest, Elvirey feels her heart 'squeeze tight' at the thought of the widow and her Pap getting married.

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On the Michigan frontier, while the adults disagree over whether there are enough settlers yet to build a church, a young girl named Elviry tries to recall what church is all about.
By Ronald Himler (illustrator) and Ellen Howard

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9780823417407 | Holiday House, September 1, 2002, cover price $16.95 | About this edition: On the Michigan frontier, while the adults disagree over whether there are enough settlers yet to build a church, a young girl tries to recall what church is all about.

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Overcoming the doubts of her father, grandmother, and siblings, Elvirey enlivens their home with pine, pie, and singing, proving that her mother, although gone, has left her most valuable gift: her spirit.
By Ronald Himler (illustrator) and Ellen Howard

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9780823413812 | Holiday House, September 1, 2000, cover price $16.95 | About this edition: Elviry decides that her family really needs to celebrate Christmas even though it will not be the same since her mother died.

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When Elvirey and her family move to a log cabin in the Michigan woods, something even more important than Granny's quilt pieces makes the new dwelling a home.
By Ronald Himler (illustrator) and Ellen Howard

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9780823413362 | Reprint edition (Holiday House, September 1, 1997), cover price $6.95 | About this edition: Although Mam has passed on and has been buried in Carolina, her children do not want to forget her, and one winter night in their new cabin in Michigan, Granny's quilt pieces help to preserve their memory of her

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9780823412471 | Holiday House, September 1, 1996, cover price $16.95 | About this edition: Although Mam has passed on and has been buried in Carolina, her children do not want to forget her, and one winter night in their new cabin in Michigan, Granny's quilt pieces help to preserve their memory of her

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Product Description: In the 1890s, Edith is sent to live with her married sister's family. When Edith begins having fits, she finds little understanding of her problem--epilepsy. Beautifully written, this is a tale to take its place beside those of Laura Ingalls Wilder...read more

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9781416964544 | Aladdin Paperbacks, October 3, 2007, cover price $10.95 | About this edition: In the 1890s, Edith is sent to live with her married sister's family.
9780689717956 | Reprint edition (Aladdin Paperbacks, April 1, 1994), cover price $3.95 | About this edition: Edith, a young epileptic, must learn to cope with her illness while, at the same time, trying to come to terms with her loneliness, fear, and unhappiness

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9780689313141 | Atheneum, June 1, 1987, cover price $15.00 | About this edition: Edith, a young epileptic, must learn to cope with her illness while, at the same time, trying to come to terms with her loneliness, fear, and unhappiness

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9780606063517 | Demco Media, April 1, 1994, cover price $9.95 | About this edition: Edith, a young epileptic, must learn to cope with her illness while, at the same time, trying to come to terms with her loneliness, fear, and unhappiness

Prebinding:

9780785736516 | Turtleback Books, October 1, 1999, cover price $11.80 | About this edition: Edith, a young epileptic, must learn to cope with her illness while, at the same time, trying to come to terms with her loneliness, fear, and unhappiness

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Sexually abused by her father and fearing for the safety of her younger sister, Gilly seeks the courage to tell someone what is happening

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9780689717468 | Reprint edition (Aladdin Paperbacks, October 1, 1993), cover price $3.95 | About this edition: Sexually abused by her father and fearing for the safety of her younger sister, Gilly seeks the courage to tell someone what is happening

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Bess, the tiniest child in her class, chooses a big seed to plant in her garden, and as it sprouts into a flower, Bess learns that growing makes things the right size.
By Lillian Hoban (illustrator) and Ellen Howard

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9780671739560 | Simon & Schuster, September 1, 1993, cover price $14.00 | About this edition: As her mystery seed develops throughout the summer, Bess discovers growing makes things just the right size

The revelation of her late mother's faults drives Mary Brooke to hide in the tower room of her aunt's home, where she comes to realize her past is holding her back from the chance to succeed in a new place.

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9780689318566 | Atheneum, September 1, 1993, cover price $13.95 | About this edition: When she goes to live with her aunt in a small Michigan town, Mary Brooke discovers a secret room that becomes her refuge as she tries to cope with all the changes in her life brought about by her mother's death

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Faith finally proves to her family that she is not the baby anymore when she volunteers to brave the cellar and retrieve the apples Father wants to use for a family treat.
By Ellen Howard, Patricia Mulvihill (illustrator) and Eve Oleksa (illustrator)

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9780689317248 | Atheneum, May 1, 1992, cover price $12.95 | About this edition: Even though her brothers tease her about not being big enough to do any of the important jobs on the farm, Faith proves that she is brave enough to go down into the dark cellar for apples

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When Alena and her family move onto new farmland out on the prairie, they must live at first in the chickenhouse because there is no time to build a house before winter; then with the warm weather comes the excitement of watching the big new house go up.
By Ellen Howard and Nancy Oleksa (illustrator)

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9780689316951 | Atheneum, April 1, 1991, cover price $13.00 | About this edition: When Alena and her family move onto new farmland out on the prairie, they must live at first in the chickenhouse because there is no time to build a house before winter; then with the warm weather comes the excitement of watching the big new house go up.

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Alena, the eldest child of a large family, remains hopeful despite the hardships of growing up on a farm in the late 1800s.

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9780689316531 | Atheneum, October 1, 1990, cover price $13.95 | About this edition: After the death of her seventh child, Alena's mother is too grief-stricken to take care of her family, so thirteen-year-old Alena must put aside her dream of becoming a teacher, quit school, and tend to the family

When Mellie Langford's father has an accident, Geem-Wah, the Chinese laundry man who calls her Mei-Li, takes her into his Chinatown home, a place that stirs forgotten memories within her and where she learns the truth about her past

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9780689314445 | Atheneum, November 1, 1988, cover price $14.95 | About this edition: When her adoptive father is hospitalized after an accident, Mellie is befriended by Geem-Wah, owner of a Chinese laundry, who holds the key to the events surrounding Mellie's birth eleven years ago.

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Sexually abused by her father and fearing for the safety of her younger sister, Gilly seeks the courage to tell someone what is happening.

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9780689312748 | Atheneum, September 1, 1986, cover price $13.95 | About this edition: A new neighborhood friend, protective feelings toward her sister, and a desire to be free of guilt, shame, and fear aid Gillian Harper to find courage to free herself from her sexually abusive father

After a slave uprising on an eighteenth century settlement in the Virgin Islands, a white girl held prisoner by the rebels follows a slow passage to understanding of her captors.

School and Library:

9780689311338 | Atheneum, August 1, 1985, cover price $14.95 | About this edition: After a slave uprising on an eighteenth century settlement in the Virgin Islands, a white girl held prisoner by the rebels follows a slow passage to understanding of her captors.

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When twelve-year-old Marguerite moves to Los Angeles in the late 1920s, she suddenly becomes shy, withdrawn, and ill at ease with other children until a girl with cerebral palsy moves in across the street.

School and Library:

9780689310270 | Atheneum, April 1, 1984, cover price $13.95 | About this edition: Tells of the friendship between Marguerite and Francie, a severely handicapped new neighbor, in Los Angeles during the 1920s

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