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Letters from Rifka

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9 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

Very good book, highly recomend

Rifka is a 12 year old girl, fleeing from Russia to go to America where 3 of her older brothers await. Rifka goes through many challenges on her journey, from embaressing checks by doctors, to having to leave her family and go to Belgium for her ringworm to cure. She be...
Rifka is a 12 year old girl, fleeing from Russia to go to America where 3 of her older brothers await. Rifka goes through many challenges on her journey, from embaressing checks by doctors, to having to leave her family and go to Belgium for her ringworm to cure. She befriends a teenage boy when on a ship to Ellis Island and he gets thrown off the ship in a terrible storm. It is deffinitly not an easy travel to America but it is worth it when she finally makes it. Letters From Rifka would be suitable for ages 9-13. I am 13 myself and enjoyed it very much. I highly recommend this book to everyone who finds it :)

posted by Marissa1106 on February 27, 2012

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3 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

Highly recomended it was awesome!! RECOMENDED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Its about aa girl who wantes to go to amarica with her family .but rifka cant go with her grandma and granpa. Larter they abord a train it takes them to a new contry where they have to get disenfected so her family can go to the next country. That is just the bennging t...
Its about aa girl who wantes to go to amarica with her family .but rifka cant go with her grandma and granpa. Larter they abord a train it takes them to a new contry where they have to get disenfected so her family can go to the next country. That is just the bennging they all go through rough times but it all is wroth it when they get to armarica. Read it to beleve it . Ps i think it would be for 9 to 15 or 14 year olds. Pss i love it so much. Psss. Our teacher read it to our third grade class it was so good other sudents dedeicated it to our teacher the book was from the library.

posted by 16836068 on May 20, 2012

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  • Posted March 8, 2010

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    inersting read

    Rifka in an interesting read. From the start you learn that her blonde hair is going to play a part in the story. However her hair while once a blessing for saving her becomes a curse.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 16, 2007

    Okay book but i wouldn't recomend it to a libary unless you like history.

    I didn't like the book Letters from Rifka.I didnt like it because it was just so boring!All it tells you is a letter OK but, i would never read it again.Rifka is the main character in the book she has a big family and she has ringworm and she is not allowed to go with her family to america and has to stay back but, she tries to sneak out and got caught!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 16, 2007

    Letters from Rifka

    Letters From Rifka was about a 13 year old girl named Rifka.When Rifka was growing up Hitler was trying to kill all the jewish people.Unfortuntly for Rifka she's jewish.Rifka, her two brothers, her mother and her father set off to try to get to america where Rifka's two older brothers are.Rifka and her family face many challenges on their way to america. This book was not really something I would read again but there are other people who would. I didn't really like the book because I like action books and funny books.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 9, 1999

    The bad trip of the family

    Letter's from Rifka is a history about the life of jewish girl and her family. The family wanted a new life in America because they were discriminated for the religion, jew. They had a lot of troubles during the trip. Rifka and her family almost died because of the thypus. And when the family is well to travel to America, rifka got another illness, a ringworm. So, her family have to go without her, and Rifka have to stay in Belgium alone. But, when Rifka is well to go to America with her family; she have to wait in Ellis island until the doctor give her the permission to go to America with her family. In my opinion, it is an interesting history, and I learned a lot because it has an easier vocabulary.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 6, 1999

    Rifka's history

    Letters from Rifka is a real history about a young jewish girl. She and her family wanted to be a new life in America with the rest of her brothers, for this reason they have to leave their own country Russia. But during the trip they had a lot of troubles, like almost all the family dies because of the typhus. And then, when all seem to be all right, Rifka got a ringworm on a train. So, their family had to go to America without her, and she was stayed alone in Belgium and Ellis Island until she can meet with her family in America.

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