The smallpox epidemic becomes something Marie-Claire and her family can no longer ignore.
- Nominated for the 2003/2004 Hackmatack Children’s Choice Book Award
- A Starred Choice of the Canadian Children’s Book Centre
“Smallpox affected so many children in Montreal in 1885 that I knew that – to be true to circumstances and to give readers the clearest picture of what it would be like to have the disease – Marie-Claire herself would have to get smallpox. In Book 2, at the height of the epidemic, she does.” – KS