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Calico BushA Newbery Honor book written in 1931. Thirteen-year-old Marguerite is left orphaned in the New World, and must serve as a servant to the Sargent family until her 18th birthday. She travels with the Sargents to their new home in northern Maine. The family faces all sorts of danger, from starvation to wild animals to Indian attacks. But Marguerite grows to love her new home, and when the family’s lives hang in the balance, she finds the strength to save them all. I really enjoyed this book; It definitely appeals to my love of “pioneer fiction.”