In 1902 in a small German town a traveler turns up spouting catchy songs about adventures in America. To the townspeople, the land sounds like paradise, and ten-year-old Johann Bonfert is excited when his own family begins planning a life overseas. His father and brother leave early to find jobs in the steel mills of Ohio, and the rest of the family follows later in a long, miserable sea journey. ...
Age Range: 8 - 12 years
Grade Level: 3 - 6
Lexile Measure: 870L
Hardcover: 144 pages
Publisher: Cricket Books (November 9, 2001)
Product Dimensions: 5.8 x 0.5 x 8.5 inches
Amazon Rank: 2460284
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The story could well be the life story of my own father who immigrated to America from Germany the early 1900's....
discovers, however, that it’s not easy to start life from scratch. America’s not paradise, and assimilation can be difficult, especially for grown-ups. Author Karin Gundisch’s American debut is a heartwarming and finely observed book that speaks to the enduring struggles all immigrants face, whether in 1902 or 2002.