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Dear Canada: Orphan at My Door

Dear Canada: Orphan at My Door

by Jean Little

ISBN 9781443113144 Ebook
ISBN 9780439988346 Hardcover
224 Pages | Ages 8 to 12

Through the diary of 10-year-old Victoria Cope, we learn about the arrival of ragged Mary Anna, one of the thousands of impoverished British children who were sent to Canada at the beginning of the century. Mary Anna joins the Cope family as a servant and is treated well, but she has to cope with the initial apprehension of the family members and the loss of her brother, Jasper, who was placed with another family. Victoria vows to help Mary Anna find her brother, so they can be a family once again.


  • Short-listed, Red Cedar Award (BC Young Readers' Choice), 2004
  • Short-listed, Diamond Willow Award (Saskatchewan Young Readers' Choice), 2003
  • Short-listed, Manitoba Young Readers' Choice Award, 2003
  • Commended, Canadian Children's Book Centre, Our Choice, 2002
  • Winner, Canadian Library Association Book of the Year for Children, 2001

Rights Sold

  • Bulgarian – Arca
  • Danish – Arvids
  • Hungarian – Mora
  • Lithuanian – Gimtasis


Also by
Jean Little

  • Dear Canada: A Time for Giving: Ten Tales of Christmas
  • Sweetest of All
  • Dear Canada: All Fall Down
  • On a Snowy Night
  • Dear Canada: If I Die Before I Wake

Contact Information

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604 King Street West, Toronto, ON, M5V 1E1

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