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At Ellis Island - by Louise Peacock (Hardcover)

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Highlights

  • Ellis Island was the gateway to America and the promise of freedom for thousands.
  • 7-10 Years
  • 11.24" x 8.82" Hardcover
  • 48 Pages
  • Juvenile Nonfiction, Social Topics

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Book Synopsis



Ellis Island was the gateway to America and the promise of freedom for thousands. Its walls are rich with stories. Its walls are rich with stories. In this book we hear myriad of those voices. First we follow a young person today. Her great-great-grandmother entered America through Ellis Island. As this young girl walks the halls of the famous site, she wonders about the past, the people, and their hopes, dreams and challenges.

Here, too, is the voice of Sera, an Armenian girl from the early 1900s. Fleeing the unthinkable in her home country, she longs to join her father in America. As Sera enters the halls of Ellis Island, she lives those same hopes, dreams, and challenges.

The voices of real immigrants -- their suffering in steerage, their first glimpse of the Statue of Liberty, and their journey through the Great Hall -- complete this touching look into an important part of America's history. A pivotal time and place is brought to life through a combination of many voices speaking in harmony.



About the Author



Louise Peacock, who has always been interested in history, took a PhD in medieval studies before turning to children's liturature. Her first book, Crossing the Delaware, was inspired by a trip with her son to Washington's Crossing. The book, also told in many voices, was praised by Booklist with a starred review.At Ellis Island continues this unique method of historical exploration. Dr. Peacock lives in Haslett, Michigan.

Walter Lyon Krudop was born in Elizabeth, New Jersey, in 1966. He had his first painting lesson when he was eight years old and later studied illustration at the School of Visual Arts in New York. He has illustrated a number of books for young readers, including The Good-Night Kiss and Wake Up, Little Children by Jim Aylesworth; Black Whiteness by Robert Burleigh; and Crossing the Delaware by Louise Peacock. He lives with his wife, Sara, in New York City.

Dimensions (Overall): 11.24 Inches (H) x 8.82 Inches (W) x .44 Inches (D)
Weight: 1.11 Pounds
Suggested Age: 7-10 Years
Number of Pages: 48
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
Sub-Genre: Social Topics
Publisher: Atheneum Books for Young Readers
Theme: Emigration & Immigration
Format: Hardcover
Author: Louise Peacock
Language: English
Street Date: June 1, 2007
TCIN: 11818301
UPC: 9780689830266
Item Number (DPCI): 248-24-9641
Origin: Made in the USA or Imported
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Estimated ship dimensions: 0.44 inches length x 8.82 inches width x 11.24 inches height
Estimated ship weight: 1.11 pounds
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