|Plot Summary of Orphan at My Door|
|"Victoria Cope, who lives in the town of Guelph, Ontario, begins her diary on her eleventh birthday. Because her mother is unwell, her father decides the family will take in a Home Child, an orphan from England, to help with the housework. The girl who joins their household is a small, quiet twelve-year-old named Mary Anna Wilson. Through Victoria's diary, we learn of Mary Anna's plight -- her mother died, and she has been separated from her younger brother and sister. Victoria also tells of the daily life for a young girl in Canada in 1897 and her decision to try and help Mary Anna find her family. "
Rebecca Herman, Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of Orphan at My Door|
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Tone of book?
Time/era of story
- 19th century
Kids growing up/acting up?
Family, loving relations
Special relationship with
Is this an adult or child's book?
- Age 11-14
Parents/lack of parents problem?
- orphan story
- a teen
- Canadian (Aboot!)
How sensitive is this character?
- soggy whimpering jelly muffin
Sense of humor
- Strong but gentle sense of humor
- Smarter than most other characters
- average physique
How much descriptions of surroundings?
- 5 ()
The Americas (not US):
- mostly 1st
Accounts of torture and death?
- generic/vague references to death/punishment
- written like a journal/diary/letters
Amount of dialog
- roughly even amounts of descript and dialog
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