Bridge to America by Linda Glaser
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The year is 1920 and the setting is a shtetl, a small village in northern Poland, where Fivel and his family live in fear of the ruthless Cossacks and unpredictable pogroms. As he and his mother, brother, and sisters struggle to stay alive, nine-year-old Fivel is hungry, is cold, is a rascal, is goodhearted, longs for his father, and is afraid for their lives. Will the money from America ever come? Has their father forgotten about them, perhaps even found another family? When will the next horrific Cossack raid come?

Here is an absorbing, ultimately hopeful novel that creates an unforgettable portrait of a family, a time, and the bridging of two worlds.
 

About Linda Glaser

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Linda Glaser's grandparents emigrated from eastern Europe in the late 1800's to New York City, where they first saw the huge statue.Also the author of the immigrant novel, BRIDGE TO AMERICA, Ms. Glaser lives in Duluth, MN. Krupinski has illustrated many beautiful books for children.
 
Published October 24, 2005 by HMH Books for Young Readers. 220 pages
Genres: Political & Social Sciences, Travel, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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When the chance comes and his family finally arrives at Ellis Island, he sees the Statue of Liberty and thinks, “If they had a statue like this for someone like me, it must be a good place to live.” But the early days in a new country are a mixed blessing, especially when Fivel is obsessed with b...

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