AN ELLIS ISLAND CHRISTMAS by Maxinne Rhea Leighton

AN ELLIS ISLAND CHRISTMAS

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Age Range: 5 - 9
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KIRKUS REVIEW

 A first-time author re-creates her father's experience of coming to America early in this century with his family. Krysia, the youngest child, describes a typical but uneventful journey, going through immigration, then being met on Christmas Eve by Papa, who's already established a home. Unfortunately--despite a nice moment when Mama gives Krysia a beloved doll as a Christmas gift--the straightforward, rather choppy account never quite comes to life. Still, authentic details plus Nolan's misty, rather somber paintings capture the period--especially the Ellis Island site--with grace and care. (Young reader/Picture book. 5- 9)

Pub Date: Oct. 1st, 1992
ISBN: 0-670-83182-4
Page count: 32pp
Publisher: Viking
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Sept. 15th, 1992




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