SKU: 9780439988346.

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

Winner of the Canadian Library Association 2001 Book of the Year for Children. Researched and inspired by real letters and diaries of the time.

Weight 0.3 kg
Dimensions 19.2 × 14.0 × 2.0 cm
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