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Watch the Stars Come Out (A Puffin Unicorn)

by Riki Levinson

Paperback, 32 pages

Published by Puffin Books (1995-01-01)

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Great for fans of award-winning picture book, Grandfather's Journey. In this warm, poignant and highly praised story, a little girl hears how, long ago, another little red-haired girl—her great-grandmother—sailed across the sea with her older brother to join their immigrant parents in a strange new land called America.
 
“Goode’s evocative illustrations effectively capture the immigration scene of the late 1800s with appropriate costumes and background details.”—Booklist (starred review)
 
“Levinson’s first book is a literary event, written with a quiet understatement that magnifies its emotional effects. So do Goode’s superb paintings . . .”—Publishers Weekly (starred review)
 
“Young readers can return to the book many times with satisfaction. . . . An excellent introduction to the passage through Ellis Island.”—School Library Journal
 
“The theme of immigration, long popular in children’s literature, is captured here for young readers in one of the year’s finest books.”—The Boston Guide
 
ALA Notable Children’s Book
Booklist Children’s Editors’ Choice
Reading Rainbow Feature Selection
Redbook’s Top Ten Children’s Books of the Year
American Bookseller Pick of the Lists
Parents’ Choice Award for Literature
NCSS-CBC Notable Children’s Trade Book in the Field of Social Studies
Society of Illustrators Citation of Merit
NCTE Teachers’ Choice

One Potato Review

A plainspoken history of what it was like to emigrate to this country a hundred years ago - this when the advantages that awaited such hopeful Old Worlders were not immediately apparent. Here is a grandmother telling the tale.

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