An Ellis Island Christmas

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Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated, Sep 1, 2005 - Juvenile Fiction - 31 pages
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Papa has already left Poland, and Krysia longs to see him again. "First we must cross the ocean to get to Ellis Island in America," says Mama. "That's where Papa is waiting for us." Saying goodbye to her home is hard, and the ocean voyage is long and stormy, but finally, on Christmas Eve, Krysia sees the Statue of Liberty! Dennis Nolan's richly rendered illustrations powerfully evoke the uncertainty, wonder, and hope of this young immigrant's experience. An Ellis Island Christmas is a holiday story to treasure, year after year.

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User Review  - aclemen1 - LibraryThing

Krysia and her family come from Poland to meet her father in America. She becomes overwhelemed with a variety of emotions on her voyage across the ocean and makes friends with other passagers. This is ... Read full review

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User Review  - AbigailAdams26 - LibraryThing

The Petrowski family set out for America in this lovely picture-book examination of the immigrant experience, hoping to be reunited with the father and husband who preceded them. Young Krysia, who ... Read full review


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About the author (2005)

Dennis Nolan is the author-illustrator of "Wolf Child" and "The Castle Builder, " winner of the Prix Zephir in France, and the illustrator of "The Legend of the White Doe" by William Hooks (all Macmillan). He has also illustrated Joanne Ryder's "Step Into the Night, " the winner of a 1988 Parents' Choice Award for Illustration, "Mockingbird Morning, " and "Under Your Feet" Four Winds Press. A native of California, he lives with his wife in Massachusetts.

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