Marie-Claire and her family cope with the hardships of life in Montreal after Papa is injured in a fire.
- Nominated for the Diamond Willow Award, 2002
- A Starred Choice of the Canadian Children’s Book Centre
“Reading Plague: A Story of Smallpox in Montreal by Michael Bliss, I started to wonder what it must be like, growing up when a life-threatening disease is sweeping through your city. When Penguin Canada decided to do a historical fiction series (“Our Canadian Girl”), that’s when Marie-Claire got ‘born’ and my research and writing began.” – KS