Ellen Foster
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180 pages
Accelerated Reader
Level 4.7, 6 Points


In Ellen Foster, the title character is an 11-year-old orphan who refers to herself as "old Ellen," an appellation that is disturbingly apt. Ellen is an old woman in a child's body; her frail, unhappy mother dies, her abusive father alternately neglects her and makes advances on her, and she is shuttled from one uncaring relative's home to another before she finally takes matters into her own hands and finds herself a place to belong. There is something almost Dickensian about Ellen's tribulations; like Oliver Twist, David Copperfield or a host of other literary child heroes, Ellen is at the mercy of predatory adults, with only her own wit and courage--and the occasional kindness of others--to help her through. That she does, in fact, survive her childhood and even rise above it is the book's bittersweet victory.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Gibbons, K. (1998). Ellen Foster (Large Print edition.). G.K. Hall & Co..

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Gibbons, Kaye, 1960-. 1998. Ellen Foster. Thorndike, Maine: G.K. Hall & Co.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Gibbons, Kaye, 1960-. Ellen Foster Thorndike, Maine: G.K. Hall & Co, 1998.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Gibbons, Kaye. Ellen Foster Large Print edition., G.K. Hall & Co., 1998.

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