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Life at Ellis Island
     

Life at Ellis Island

by Sally Senzell Isaacs
 
The Picture the Past series looks at the many kinds of communities in America's past. Each book describes what made each community different and what children and adults did each day. Life at Ellis Island In this book, discover why and how millions of people came to live in the United States. Learn how these people landed in New York, at Ellis Island, and were

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The Picture the Past series looks at the many kinds of communities in America's past. Each book describes what made each community different and what children and adults did each day. Life at Ellis Island In this book, discover why and how millions of people came to live in the United States. Learn how these people landed in New York, at Ellis Island, and were checked before entering the United States. Visit Ellis Island and see how immigrants lived there. Then use a recipe to make an immigrant treat–noodle kugel!

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School Library Journal
Gr 2-4-Double-page spreads describe not only the Ellis Island experience during the peak immigration years 1892-1924, but also why people left their homelands, where they came from, their voyages, and what they did after gaining entry to the U.S. Abundant use is made of sometimes-grainy period photographs and reproductions as well as current-day renderings of how things looked in the early 20th century. Unfortunately, the effort to simplify material for young readers has produced several misleading and erroneous statements, most glaringly in the history of Samuel Ellis and Ellis Island. A U.S. map with immigration figures from various countries has a caption but no title, leaving it vague as to whether the figures refer to the entire country or just Ellis Island. Patricia Ryon Quiri's Ellis Island (Children's, 1998) covers similar material more accurately for the same age group.-Diane S. Marton, Arlington County Library, VA Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781588104175
Publisher:
Heinemann
Publication date:
09/28/2001
Series:
Picture the Past Series
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
7.50(w) x 10.20(h) x 0.20(d)
Lexile:
IG730L (what's this?)
Age Range:
7 - 10 Years

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