Dreaming of America: An Ellis Island Story

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Troll BridgeWater Books, 2000 - Brothers and sisters - 32 pages
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This moving account, based on the true story of Annie Moore, begins as the fifteen-year-old girl leaves Ireland with her younger brothers on a ship bound for America. As they cross the Atlantic, hoping to be reunited with their parents in New York, Annie is filled with sadness for the family she left behind and trepidation about the strange new country she's headed for. Readers will cheer for Annie as she steps off the gangplank, her saga ending and her new life in America just beginning.

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User Review  - engpunk77 - LibraryThing

I didn't realize until the end what historically significant person this protagonist was! Annie Moore-the "first immigrant to enter the United States through Ellis Island." My son and I recently read ... Read full review

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Personal Reaction: Dreaming of America by Eve Bunting is a story about a fifteen-year-old girl and her two younger brothers who leave their home in Ireland and sail to Ellis Island. When reading this ... Read full review

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Eve Bunting was born in 1928 in Maghera, Ireland, as Anne Evelyn Bunting. She graduated from Northern Ireland's Methodist College in Belfast in 1945 and then studied at Belfast's Queen's College. She emigrated with her family in 1958 to California, and became a naturalized citizen in 1969. That same year, she began her writing career, and in 1972, her first book, "The Two Giants" was published. In 1976, "One More Flight" won the Golden Kite Medal, and in 1978, "Ghost of Summer" won the Southern California's Council on Literature for Children and Young People's Award for fiction. "Smokey Night" won the American Library Association's Randolph Caldecott Medal in 1995 and "Winter's Coming" was voted one of the 10 Best Books of 1977 by the New York Times. Bunting is involved in many writer's organizations such as P.E.N., The Authors Guild, the California Writer's Guild and the Society of Children's Book Writers. She has published stories in both Cricket, and Jack and Jill Magazines, and has written over 150 books in various genres such as children's books, contemporary, historic and realistic fiction, poetry, nonfiction and humor.

Ben F. Stahl lives in Canada. He also illustrated The Memory Cupboard: A Thanksgiving Story.

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