Maria of Marbrooke
"It was a grin that stretched from ear to ear as she smiled a smile that went on a mile."
Maria is a little girl who is told that she is too small to do great things, but like we all must learn, she finds that her heart makes big things possible!
Too small to do any of the jobs that she thinks are important, Maria comes home after a disappointing day and cries herself to sleep. She had wanted so much to help, but she just wasn't big enough. That night, as a storm rages outside the family's cottage, Maria learns that "great things are done by those who never stop trying."