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Goodman, Joan E.
Boston : Houghton Mifflin, 2002.
IL 5-8, RL 5.8
ISBN 0618114505
"You're to sail to the New World and be one of the first French settlers!"  Marguerite's father is very happy about his daughter's fate.  She, on the other hand, is not so sure she wants to leave France.  She knows she doesn't want to leave her one true love, Pierre.  She will be happy to leave her father's house but she just can't leave Pierre.  So, it is arranged that Pierre will get a job on the ship so that he can sail to Canada too.  When the ships arrive at their first stop in Canada, Marguerite and Pierre risk exposure by sharing a rendezvous.  Unbeknownst to them, they are seen and it is reported to Margueite's stern uncle.  Because of this indiscretion, Marguerite and her servant are put off the boat onto a deserted island.  How can two teenage girls possibly survive alone on an island in Canada?  This story is based on the true life story of Marguerite de la Rocque who suffered exile in the year 1592.  Read the story of her life and try to imagine whether you could have survived her ordeal.
SUBJECTS:     Canada -- History -- To 1763 (New France) -- Fiction.
                        Survival -- Fiction.
                        Historical fiction.


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