The main character, Remi, is an orphan boy who endures terribly miserable circumstances in life; yet he maintains a hope and a determination of character, refusing to allow his circumstances to drive him into criminal acts or bitterness of heart.
A story that is especially relevant to our culture which teaches children so much about “victimization”. Considered a masterpiece 100 years ago when it was first released, loyal friendship and honest conduct are the vital ideals of this story. Contains numerous illustrations; ages 10 to 16, and a wonderful read-aloud story to still younger children.
See also Malot’s companion volume, Nobody’s Girl.
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