Hello. Looking for a book that my daughter and I read about 4-5 years ago when she was 10 or 11. The story involves a feisty girl who is about that age and is orphaned. She tries to stay at home with her brother but a policeman and a Catholic nun come to take her away. She hits the nun or a priest. She is taken to an orphanage and always believes her brother will come for her. She does see him again but he unable to provide for her. At some functions for the orphanage, she meets a beautiful young woman who is engaged to a handsome, rich man. The orphan’s spirit and determination catch the eye of this woman and somehow they become friends. In the end, the lady inherits a farm out west and breaks her engagement. She takes the orphan with her and they travel west.
I’m looking for a children’s book about an orphan girl who sleeps in the alleys, gets chased from the Bakers shop while peering through the window hungry. There is a terrible storm one night and the heavens rain down every imaginable desire of hers. Toys, food, bed, clothing- the next day the stash of goods makes a front-line story and the little girl is adopted. The book ends with the girl running out into a thunderstorm thanking the heavens. Hoping this description rings a bell.
Hi, I am looking for a young adult novel, published sometime in the late 60s to mid-70s.
An older man, somewhat down on his luck, lives alone in an apartment in a big/bigger city. He sees young boy (orphaned? abandoned?) wandering the streets. He takes him in, even though the man doesn’t have much money himself. He buys the young boy new clothes (which he almost can’t afford). At Christmas they decorate a small tree with the silver foil from inside boxes of cigarettes. They become a family. Possible names: Teague and Me? Me and XXXXX?
Children’s book, I read this in the 60’s probably. The main characters were two young orphaned sisters called Prudence and Plum. It was a thick book. Don’t remember much about it except it was recommended to me as a child by a kind librarian who let me borrow it from a back room stack of books about to be discarded.
A young girl seems to live by herself without parents in a small house/cabin. It is winter and her cabin is snowed in so she digs herself out in order to do her chores, which consist of taking care of a variety of animals. At the end of the day I think she makes herself a cup of cocoa and goes to sleep surrounded by her animal friends.
I read this children’s book when I was young in the 90’s although it may have come from the 80’s as I have two older siblings. The illustrations are in color and I might remember the girl wearing a red scarf or hat.