Calico Bush Themes

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Marguerite is still a young child when her grandmother and uncle, her only family after the death of her parents, decide to migrate to Canada. Marguerite's uncle is full of dreams for their future, but these dreams die when he and the grandmother both die within months of one another. Marguerite finds herself all alone at the age of twelve with no family or money to care for her. Marguerite is sold to a family who promise to provide for her in exchange for her help with their home and children.

Marguerite is French in a time when the colonists and England are struggling against the French. Marguerite is treated as though she is Indian, as though her birth makes her unworthy of the love and respect other people deserve. Marguerite must deal with this prejudice from everyone, including the family that has pledge to take...

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