To Dance at the Palais Royale

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Stoddart Kids, 1998 - Juvenile Fiction - 218 pages
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"Oh, Dougie," she said through her tears, "I'll be going to Canada soon. How can I leave you?" He laid his blackened hand against her cheek. "You know it's right to go, Aggie. The money will be a great help to Mum and Da. I'm past worrying about now." And Aggie relized that even though Dougie was with her he was dead.When young Aggie leaves Scotland in search of a better future, she must say goodbye to everything dear to her and face the unknown as bravely as she can. In Toronto, Aggie is employed as a servant, and over time she adapts to city life, new ways, and the possilibity of happiness she has never befroe dreamt of.

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Read it as a school book. Liked it a lot but thought it ended a little to fast.

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This is the book I have reread more than any other. A beautiful coming-of-age story, complete with friendship, heartbreak, and a wonderful love story. I love the history of Toronto mixed in with this ... Read full review


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McNaughton has a PhD in folklore and is the award-winning writer of novels for young readers.

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