Another child, Little Lonely, was a deaf mute sold by her parents and abandoned by her owner. MC
, Evangeline and Francesca took her in, named her Ai-Lien Gai
's Chinese name...
The character of Grace was (like Topsy, about whom they had published the previous year) also based on a real-life figure. As in most of their books, MC
and French include several photographs, one of...
The Story of Topsy, Little Lonely
of Central Asia, a children's book by MC
and Francesca French
, was published.
Warner, Marina, Mildred Cable, and Francesca French. “Introduction”. The Gobi Desert, Beacon Press, 1987, p. xi - xxi.
Theme or Topic Treated in Text
Based on the authors' adoption of a Chinese orphan known variously as Topsy, Lonely, and Eileen Guy, The Story of Topsy includes an appearance, as villain, by General Ma Chung-ying