An Ellis Island Christmas

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Puffin Books, 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  - sstelz2 - LibraryThing

In my opinion, “An Ellis Island Christmas” is a fantastic picture book that reveals a powerful message about an immigrant child’s journey to America. One of the best parts of this story is its plot ... Read full review

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User Review  - estree1 - LibraryThing

I liked this book because of the illustrations and the message. The illustrations of the story help the reader to feel like they were actually in the setting of the book, the late 19th and early 20th ... Read full review


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Dennis Nolan is an engineer, presenter, and author. He has traveled all over the globe, consulting with businesses and giving motivational talks. He has been a part of many failure investigations and found that, quite consistently, the root cause of each accident could be attributed to a human factor. This inspired him to conduct extensive research on what makes humans the largest contributing factor for most physical and mechanical failures. Dennis's scope of authorship extends beyond just error-prevention. He has written many other "how to" books and is now branching out to writing fiction. He and his wife, Susan, now reside in Dexter, Missouri where he likes to spend time enjoying golfing, 4 wheeling, camping, hunting, fishing and one of his most favorite hobbies; BONSAI. He is a past President of The Greater Evansville Bonsai Society.

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