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The Keys to Fanny Paperback – March 5, 2014
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From Kirkus Reviews
"In this debut historical fiction, young teen Fanny Tatch escapes from her shtetl near Kiev to embark on a new life in America...There's a vibrant veracity through her smooth-flowing narrative...effectively conveying...Fanny's wonder and engagement in learning... Constain has crafted a lovely coming-of-age novel...a...charming tale that captures the hopes and challenges of the female Jewish immigrant experience."
About the Author
Sally Wahl Constain, a New York native, graduated with a bachelor’s degree in early childhood education from State University of New York Cortland before earning her master’s degree in bilingual education from the City University of New York Hunter.
Throughout her thirty-four-year employment as a teacher and school librarian, Constain also worked as a staff developer and coordinator for the Writing Project at Columbia University’s Teacher’s College. She acted as the Horn Book Guide’s reviewer of children’s books for many years as well.
Since retirement, Constain has enjoyed pursuing her dream of writing, taking classes, performing volunteer work, and traveling.
Constain and her husband, Edward, have been married for over forty years. They have one son and two grandsons.
Top customer reviews
With the odds against them Fanny and her aunt achieve so much. This story is a wonderful example of what "the American dream" really is.
I would highly recommend this novel. I am hoping for a sequel, we left Fanny too soon.