Calico Bush Author:Rachel Field Fiction, Juvenile, Newbery Honor, Historical — Left orphaned and alone shortly after her French family arrives in the New World, young Marguerite Ledoux has promised to serve the Sargent family for six long years in return for shelter, food, and clothing. — Life as "maggie the Bound-out Girl" is hard, with the danger of Indians, the bitter, hungry... more » winter of 1743, and the people of Maine treating Maggie with suspicion because she's a "foreigner." Will Maggie have the courage to face the dangerous adventures of ner new life?« less
Rachel Field writes an engaging story of colonial times that paints a clear picture of the challenges waiting for those who arrive in the new world. This book is hard to put down. Young readers will learn of the way of life for those who braved the wilderness and the Indians. This book is full of excitement and knowledge.
In 1743, thirteen-year-old Marguerite Ledoux travels to Maine as the indentured servant of a family that regards her as little better than the Indians that threaten them, but her strength, quick thinking and courage surprise them all.