In America by Marissa Moss

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As Grandpa and Walter make their way to the post office to mail a birthday present to Grandpa's brother, Herschel, Grandpa tells Walter all about life in Lithuania with Herschel and about coming to America as a boy.

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Marissa Moss began as an illustrator of children's books. She is the author and illustrator of the Amelia series. She has written and illustrated more than 20 children's books including Amelia's Notebook, which was named a 1997 American Booksellers Association Pick of the Lists book. Her other books include Regina's Big Mistake and Knick Knack Paddywack. My Notebook (with Help from Amelia) also won the 2000 Parent Council Outstanding Award Informational and Oh Boy, Amelia! won the 2001 Parent's Guide to Children's Media Award and the 2002 Children's Choice Award.
Published May 1, 1994 by Dutton Juvenile. 32 pages
Genres: Children's Books. Fiction

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Moss's (Sky High: The True Story of Maggie Gee) short, stirring biography of 19th-century lighthouse keeper Ida Lewis centers on Lewis's first rescue, at age 16, off the coast of Rhode Island.

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``I wanted to have the same freedom as everyone else, without anybody bothering me,'' responds Grandpa, who explains that, as his family was Jewish, ``we were bothered a lot, because people thought we were different.'' As the two walk to the post office, Grandpa tells how he made the long sea jou...

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As with the original "Follow the Line," a single line starts on the front cover, spelling out the name of the book, and then travels across matte pages illustrated with tiny detailed images before finishing at the bottom of the back cover.

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Moss directed by Fly Steffens produced by The World's Stage Theatre Company Thursday, September 13th – Saturday, September 15th All performances at 7:30pm

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Washington Independent Review of Books

But in the drive to achieve a separate sphere of distinction, they were forced to ask themselves “what aspects of American life would remain the same?” In this unique and insightful assessment, Yokota (assistant professor of American Studies and History at Yale University) suggests the former co...

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Portland Book Review

As she gets older, Ida learns everything about running a lighthouse and saving the lives of sailors in danger.

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“Son, do you know Jesus?” the church usher asked an 11-year-old boy in a local church one Sunday last December.

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