An Ellis Island Christmas

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Penguin Young Readers Group, 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  - 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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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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Maxinne Rhea Leighton lives in New York City.

Dennis Nolan lives in Massachusetts.

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