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Journey to Ellis Island Hardcover – November 26, 1998


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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 48 pages
  • Publisher: Disney-Hyperion; 1st edition (November 26, 1998)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0786803770
  • ISBN-13: 978-0786803774
  • Product Dimensions: 10.4 x 10.4 x 0.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #189,798 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

About the Author

Carol Bierman is a teacher of American Immigration and Holocaust classes. She lives in Rockland, New York. Laurie McGaw is the illustrator of the award-winning Polar the Titanic Bear, as well as Discovering the Iceman and Secrets of Vesuvius. She lives in Mulmur Hills, Ontario.

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Carol Bierman currently lives in Rockland, NY but has lived in 5 other states. She has written 2 books, Journey to Ellis Island:How My Father Came to America and The Girl Who Survived: A True Story of the Holocaust. She enjoys writing about people's lives and hearing the many details that make them interesting. She works at Rockland Community College where she teaches History of the Holocaust and English Skills. She has spoken about her books to groups of all ages around the US.

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17 of 17 people found the following review helpful By Math Rules on March 5, 2001
Format: Hardcover
This true story written from the perspective of an 11-year-old immigrant, truly sums up the immigrant perspective. My 4th grade students, journaled each day as if he or she were the central character, and begged for each of the five chapters. This book alone, replaced a 4-week unit that I had used previously to emphasize the impact of immigration on our state. Written by the author's daughter, with photos showing then and now, it is wonderful. FYI: We used, as the final journal entry, an account written by Yehuda when he finds his journal 70 years later and recounts the years since arriving in America.
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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on September 9, 1999
Format: Hardcover
The story reads well for any student needing to understand the trials and tribulations of people immigrating to the U.S.Important character traits are developed and their importance in reaching a goal are emphasized. The artwork makes a dramatic statement to anyone who opens the book. Elementary students should be attracted by this outstanding feature. As a school director and recently retired teacher, I purchased a copy for each of our elementary libraries because of the qualiy of this book.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on February 9, 1999
Format: Hardcover
This review is from Debbie,Paul,Ryan and Melissa. We all modelled for the illustrator,Laurie McGaw, of this book. It was a wonderful experience since some of our grandparents left Russia and Poland because of the war and we felt we could relate to the people in the book.The book has been presented to the our childrens' school in conjunction with the Holocaust unit. Teachers and kids alike found the book to be very interesting and beautifully illustrated. We recommend it to all nationalities and ages.It is not only a book about Jewish people, but also a book about what any immigrants coming to North America might have experienced.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on May 3, 1998
Format: Hardcover
I am the authors son, as such I have heard my Grandfather tell this story many times to many people. No matter how many times I have heard it, it never ceases to amaze me. I am glad my mom finally decided to share the story with others. I am a biased opinion, but I trully believe this to be a well written book, and a story that must be read.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on November 17, 1998
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Well i actually got this book for reaserch for a projet and i think it helped me a lot because it told me that familys strugle to enter america.I would reccommend this book to anyone doing an interview with an immagrant i know it helped me a lot.
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