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Rory's promise

Author: Michaela MacColl; Rosemary Nichols
Publisher: Honesdale, Pa. : Calkins Creek, ©2014.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : Juvenile audience : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Twelve-year-old Rory Fitzpatrick loves her younger sister, Violet, more than anyone in the world. She has been Violet's only family ever since their parents died and they went to live at the Sisters of Charity Foundling Hospital in New York. Rory promised she would always protect her sister, would never leave her. So when Rory learns that the nuns are sending Violet to an adoptive family out West, Rory is determined  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Juvenile works
Historical fiction
Christian fiction
Juvenile fiction
Material Type: Fiction, Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michaela MacColl; Rosemary Nichols
ISBN: 1620916231 9781620916230
OCLC Number: 875521493
Description: 288 pages ; 22 cm.
Responsibility: Michaela MacColl, Rosemary Nichols.
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Twelve-year-old Rory Fitzpatrick loves her younger sister, Violet, more than anyone in the world. She has been Violet's only family ever since their parents died and they went to live at the Sisters of Charity Foundling Hospital in New York. Rory promised she would always protect her sister, would never leave her. So when Rory learns that the nuns are sending Violet to an adoptive family out West, Rory is determined to follow and keep her family together at all costs. What happens on the journey west proves just how brave and strong Rory Fitzpatrick is.

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"This first in the Hidden Histories series of middle-grade novels highlights an episode in which New York City's Foundling Hospital sent white youth to unfamiliar Arizona Territory to be adopted by Read more...

 
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