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by Dennis Nolan,Maxinne Rhea Leighton

An Ellis Island Christmas download ebook
Dennis Nolan,Maxinne Rhea Leighton
Viking Juvenile (October 1, 1992)
32 pages
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An Ellis Island Christmas Paperback – 16 Oct 2018. Maxinne Rhea Leighton is a child of immigrants whose family emigrated from Poland to America through Ellis Island.

An Ellis Island Christmas Paperback – 16 Oct 2018. by. Maxinne Rhea Leighton (Author). Maxinne Rhea Leighton (Author), Dennis Nolan (Illustrator). Krysia's story was inspired by their journey and while it focuses on a specific time in our history of immigration, their story of uncertainty and longing for freedom and a better life is a timeless one. Dennis Nolan is the author and illustrator of the bestselling Dinosaur Dream.

An Ellis Island Christmas book. The artwork, done in watercolor by Dennis Nolan, is immensely appealing, capturing the emotional resonance of the story. According to the dust-jacket blurb, Maxinne Rhea Leighton, who made her authorial debut with An Ellis Island Christmas in 1992, and who does not appear to have written anything else thus far, was affiliated with the Ellis Island Museum of Immigration restoration project - a background that has clearly paid off, as her narrative, in addition to being well-written and engaging, feels.

By Maxinne Rhea Leighton Illustrated by Dennis Nolan. About An Ellis Island Christmas. A moving story about one family’s daring journey from Poland to America and their hope for a better future in their new home. Category: Children’s Picture Books.

Inspired by Maxinne Rhea Leighton's father's journey from Poland to America, this is a powerful reminder of the beacon of hope and opportunity that Ellis Island symbolized and the importance of family at Christmastime. Пользовательский отзыв - 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.

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by Maxinne Rhea Leighton & illustrated by Dennis Nolan. Still, authentic details plus Nolan's misty, rather somber paintings capture the period-especially the Ellis Island site-with grace and care. Young reader/Picture book.

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Processed through Ellis Island, they spend their Christmas waiting for .

Processed through Ellis Island, they spend their Christmas waiting for Papa to arrive. authentic and believable. 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.

58 AN ELLIS ISLAND CHRISTMAS By Maxinne Rhea Leighton. Illustrated by Dennis Nolan. - 58. Advertisement. Continue reading the main story.

The Christmas holidays are filled with uncertainty for Krysia as she approaches Ellis Island on a ship filled with other Polish immigrants hoping to start fresh in the New World.
  • Survivors
Written from the perspective of a little girl, this story gives an excellent idea of what it was like for the immigrants who came to America during the years, 1892 to 1924. This is the story of six-year old Krysia Petrowski's voyage to America.
Krysia's father was already in America to make a new life for his family. When he had a job and a home, he sent for his wife, daughter and two sons. The decision to leave Poland, their homeland was difficult; leaving behind family and friends was not an easy thing to do. The children could only take necessary items and each child was allowed to bring just one toy. Their clothes, blankets, shoes and toys were knotted up in a sheet to be carried over the shoulder. Krysia had a problem choosing between her two beloved dolls. She took Basha because she was the smaller of the two dolls and would take up less space.
After leaving their village, it took the family four days of walking to arrive at the port where a large steamship was there to take them across the ocean. The difficult sea voyage involved poor sanitation, sickness and lack of decent food. After about fourteen days, the passengers finally view the Statue of Liberty and depart at Ellis Island on Christmas Eve.
On Ellis Island, the immigrants went through many inspections, which included medical examinations for each family member. The paperwork and examination usually took three to five hours to complete. Passing the examinations meant that the immigrants were allowed into the country. Those who did not have the proper papers or failed their medicals, were delayed for days or even months and could be sent back to their original countries.
This well written and carefully illustrated little book is ideal for children who are studying the history of America or the story of their own family.
  • GoodBuyMyFriends
I had this book as a child, and the got it again for my 5-year-old. My family is polish and came through Ellis island, so it's a great way to teach my children about their history. It's also just a nice story. The little girl in the story has to choose one of her two dolls to bring with her from Poland, it also goes through the journey on the boat and the process at Ellis island. She was on the young end of the target audience, but she was engaged. it prompted good conversations about sacrifice and living with fewer things (toys, clothes), and the importance of family.
  • Love Me
Bought and read this book to a 3 and 1/2 years old. She loved the story and stuck through the whole thing! Later, we looked at a globe and talked about how her Polish, German and Lithuanian relatives immigrated to the US. What a sweet and colorful story!
  • Ance
Beautiful story with lovely pictures!
  • Dainris
Beautifully illustrated and written in language a child of five can easily understand, "An Ellis Island Christmas" is a meaningful read for a parent to share with his/her child or children. In the spring of 2013 I taught a course entitled "Oral Interpretation of Children's Literature" at Brooklyn College. I mandated this book (among others) for all my students who enrolled. Each had to perform a selection from the manuscript.
I was particularly interested in acquiring and reading the book because its author had been my student many years ago. She was most praiseworthy back then, and I am proud to be reviewing one of her works once again. Moreover she knew then that I was not an easy mark for a high grade. Work had to be of superior quality to receive an evaluation indicating superior. I remain the same way today. "An Ellis Island Christmas" will remain in my personal library, and I will read it to my grandson on his next visit from California to New York!
Dan Flickstein
  • Munigrinn
The book came in great condition and is a wonderful addition to my Social Studies lesson of the NE Region.
This heart warming book really displays the hardships and love that brought so many people from Europe to Ellis Island to begin a new life.
  • Unde
This is a great book that has beautiful illustrations and has a detailed, yet easy to understand short story of a little Polish girl who immigrates to America during the early 1900's. My son used this book to help crete a story about what his great grandfather must have exerpienced when he came to the United States from Poland. It was helpful.
Very interesting reading about Ellis Island.