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The Resource The orphan collector [large print]/, Ellen Marie Wiseman

The orphan collector [large print]/, Ellen Marie Wiseman

Label
The orphan collector [large print]/
Title
The orphan collector [large print]/
Statement of responsibility
Ellen Marie Wiseman
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In the fall of 1918, thirteen-year-old German immigrant Pia Lange longs to be far from Philadelphia's overcrowded slums and the anti-immigrant sentiment that compelled her father to enlist in the U.S. Army. But as her city celebrates the end of war, an even more urgent threat arrives: the Spanish flu. Funeral crepe and quarantine signs appear on doors as victims drop dead in the streets and desperate survivors wear white masks to ward off illness. When food runs out in the cramped tenement she calls home, Pia must venture alone into the quarantined city in search of supplies, leaving her baby brothers behind. Bernice Groves has become lost in grief and bitterness since her baby died from the Spanish flu. Watching Pia leave her brothers alone, Bernice makes a shocking, life-altering decision. It becomes her sinister mission to tear families apart when they're at their most vulnerable, planning to transform the city's orphans and immigrant children into what she feels are "true Americans." Waking in a makeshift hospital days after collapsing in the street, Pia is frantic to return home. Instead, she is taken to St. Vincent's Orphan Asylum--the first step in a long and arduous journey. As Bernice plots to keep the truth hidden at any cost in the months and years that follow, Pia must confront her own shame and fear, risking everything to see justice--and love--triumph at last.--
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Publisher's description
Cataloging source
YDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Wiseman, Ellen Marie
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3623.I833
LC item number
O77 2021b
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Influenza Epidemic, 1918-1919
  • Immigrants
  • Orphans
  • Orphanages
  • Justice
  • Large type books
  • Immigrants
  • Justice
  • Large type books
  • Orphanages
  • Orphans
Label
The orphan collector [large print]/, Ellen Marie Wiseman
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Regular print version previously published by: Kensington Publishing Corp
  • Includes discussion questions
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (page 604)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
Center Point Large Print edition.
Extent
614 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781643587608
Lccn
2020946365
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Specific material designation
large print
System control number
(OCoLC)1201681161
Label
The orphan collector [large print]/, Ellen Marie Wiseman
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Regular print version previously published by: Kensington Publishing Corp
  • Includes discussion questions
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (page 604)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
Center Point Large Print edition.
Extent
614 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781643587608
Lccn
2020946365
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Specific material designation
large print
System control number
(OCoLC)1201681161

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