SOON, ANNALA by Riki Levinson

SOON, ANNALA

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Age Range: 5 - 9
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KIRKUS REVIEW

 Completing the story of one family's 1910 immigration to New York (Watch the Stars Come Out, 1985, ALA Notable), Levinson focuses on middle child Annala, who's beginning to learn English while she waits impatiently for little Sammy and Elly, left behind with Aunt Marya. At last, the great day arrives: Aunt, uncle, their new baby, and Sammy and Ella are joyfully received; that night, as the stars come out, Annala begins to teach her brother and sister to count in English. The story holds attention with its focus on the anticipated reunion and its authentic, well-integrated details of life in the new country; Downing reflects the warm, realistic tone in soft, beautifully composed watercolors--a contrast to Diane Goode's elegantly stylized art for the earlier book but appropriate. (Picture book/Young reader. 5-9)

Pub Date: Sept. 1st, 1993
ISBN: 0-531-05494-2
Page count: 32pp
Publisher: Orchard
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Sept. 1st, 1993




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