The Accidental Orphan - Dundurn

The Accidental Orphan

Published March 1998

Description

Short-listed for the 1999 Silver Birch Award

Eleven-year-old Ellen finds herself wrongly accused of stealing while selling flowers on the Liverpool docks. In her escape she becomes a stowaway aboard a steamship bound for Canada, an unwilling member of a band of orphans headed for new families on the Prairies. Adopted by the Aitkens, a family on a Manitoba homestead, she soon lands herself at the centre of a number of calamities, unexpectedly learning about rural life in the New World and the value of family ties, both those forged in blood and those forged in trust.

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Contributors

Constance Horne

Constance Horne is the author of numerous books. She lives in Victoria, British Columbia.

Book Details

Paperback
March 1998
5.25x8.25 in
144 pp
9780888783851
ePub
March 1998
-
144 pp
9781554886258
PDF
March 1998
-
144 pp
9781459709959