Dear Canada: Orphan at My Door
The Home Child Diary of Victoria Cope, Guelph, Ontario, 1897
At the turn of the century, Dr. Thomas Barnardo, sought to give orphaned and abandoned children a second chance in the New World. These children – “Home Children” as they were called – came to work in Canada as farm labourers and domestic servants.
Victoria Cope’s family takes in a Home Child, a sad and quiet girl named Mary Anna. Victoria soon discovers that Mary Anna was separated from her younger brother. Victoria vows to help Mary Anna find her brother.
- ISBN: 9780439988346
- Author: Jean Little
- 210 pages
- Ages: 8-12
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