DVORA'S JOURNEY by Margaret Blaine

DVORA'S JOURNEY

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Dvora's journey is from Russia to America in 1904, when the family decides to emigrate to keep brother Saul from being taken into the Czar's army. Selecting belongings to carry on the journey, wading across the river at night with a man who helps Jews into Poland for a fee, encountering rough guards and incomprehensible languages, being robbed of their steamship fare in the German port by a countryman who promises quick tickets, and then saying goodbye when it is decided that Saul and Dvora, the two who want education, will go to an uncle in America while the rest of the family remains in Germany to earn passage for their own trip later: all this will be followed for its historical subject interest, and Blaine tells it sympathetically, with sufficient padding to personalize the representative story, but without much vitality or individuality.

Pub Date: Sept. 24th, 1979
Publisher: Holt, Rinehart & Winston