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At Home in a New Land (I Can Read Book 3) Hardcover – August 28, 2007


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Product Details

  • Age Range: 4 - 8 years
  • Grade Level: 1 - 3
  • Series: I Can Read Book 3
  • Hardcover: 64 pages
  • Publisher: HarperCollins (August 28, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0060580771
  • ISBN-13: 978-0060580773
  • Product Dimensions: 0.4 x 6.5 x 9.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.6 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #828,313 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Grade 1–3—This story follows a boy as he immigrates to Minnesota from his home in Sweden in the mid-19th century. Carl Erik accepts new responsibilities as his father leaves for an extended time to find work in a nearby town. Ridiculed by some of his new classmates and fearing to befriend the local Indians, he tries to feel at home by learning a new language and customs while he shoulders the burden of providing his family with food. Watercolor and ink illustrations add realistic detail to a story that reveals Carl's lifestyle and warm bonds with his family and friends. The text highlights an American Christmas celebration in the 1860s. An author's note on the final page explains the immigration experience of Swedish families during the "hunger years" of 1868-69. With its large print and generous white space, this book provides a solid introduction to historical fiction for early readers.—Mary Elam, Forman Elementary School, Plano, TX
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“Sandin skillfully presents this slice of immigrant life through words and illustrations that will both inform and please.” (Kirkus Reviews)

“A solid introduction to historical fiction.” (School Library Journal)

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By M. Speidel on March 6, 2011
Format: Hardcover
Very rarely do I take time out to review a book, but this one deserves it. It seems like 90 percent of the books my children bring home from the library are mindless dribble. In contrast this book tells a very heartwarming story and teaches a bit of American history at the same time. It teaches about how important it was for children to be responsible in the Frontier days and a nice lesson of how when you do a good deed for someone in need one day the blessing will be returned to you. Nice and compact but teaches some nice lessons of hard work and integrity.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Bronte' on March 2, 2011
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
Love the read, always enjoy Swedish heritage stories with simplicity. Good info and story line for the younger generations too!
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