by Sidney Baldwin
Marjorie Jefferson is used to a life of indulgence in Ohio, but when her parents must travel overseas for her father’s health, Marjorie is sent to stay with Lucy, her childhood nurse. Lucy lives on the beautiful island of Monhegan, where hard work and kindness are of great value. However, Marjorie doesn’t see anything valuable in living on Monhegan Island, and Dan, Lucy’s husband, doesn’t appreciate Marjorie’s poor attitude. The longer Marjorie stays on the island, though, the more she finds that there’s something special about life on Monhegan that could forever change her—something more than just the fresh sea air.
Marjorie is part of the Level 5 Book Set and is integrated into the Language Arts Level 5 course.