A Paradise Called Texas

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Searching for a better life, Mina, Papa, and Mama left their German fatherland aboard the brig Margaretha ,bound for Texas. They had been told it was the paradise of North America, but when Mina steps onto the desolate beach at Indian Point on a cold December day in 1845, she wants to go back to Germany and Opa's cozy house in the village of Wehrestedt.

But go on they must. In spite of mama's tragic death, Mina and Papa push inland with the Kaufmann family to the Texas hill ...

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Overview

Searching for a better life, Mina, Papa, and Mama left their German fatherland aboard the brig Margaretha ,bound for Texas. They had been told it was the paradise of North America, but when Mina steps onto the desolate beach at Indian Point on a cold December day in 1845, she wants to go back to Germany and Opa's cozy house in the village of Wehrestedt.

But go on they must. In spite of mama's tragic death, Mina and Papa push inland with the Kaufmann family to the Texas hill country. There Mina encounters an Indian chief and his young daughter, Amaya, whose help she needs when Papa falls ill.

Based on her ancestors' immigration to Texas, Janice Shefelman tells of a journey into the wilderness that is filled with hardship, tragedy and adventure

Searching for a better life, Mina and her parents leave their German fatherland in 1845 and sail to Texas where they find hardship, tragedy, and adventure.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780890155066
  • Publisher: Wild Horse Press
  • Publication date: 8/28/1987
  • Series: A Texas Series
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 136
  • Sales rank: 182,191
  • Age range: 9 - 12 Years
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.32 (d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 A Stranger in the Village 1
Chapter 2 A Decision 6
Chapter 3 Last Days in Germany 13
Chapter 4 The Storm 20
Chapter 5 The Long Passage 27
Chapter 6 Texas at Last 32
Chapter 7 A Lonely Coast 40
Chapter 8 Christmas on the Beach 46
Chapter 9 Mama Is Gone 52
Chapter 10 A Wagon and Oxen 60
Chapter 11 Better Days Will Come 66
Chapter 12 In Good Hands 73
Chapter 13 Night Visitor 78
Chapter 14 A Birthday Gift 83
Chapter 15 On to Fredericksburg 93
Chapter 16 The Cabin 99
Chapter 17 While Papa Is Away 104
Chapter 18 A Dream 110
Chapter 19 Lisette and the Shaman 114
Chapter 20 Indian Medicine 119
Glossary of German Words 126
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  • Posted April 20, 2012

    Extremely Captivating and Exciting

    Once againg, JAnice Jordan Shefelman has written another AWESOME book! If you like reading this book, try these other ones:

    Island of the Blue Dolphins by Scott O'dell

    My Side of the Mountain: Jean George

    The Other Side of The Mountain: Jean George

    Frightfuls Mountain: Jean George

    Hunger Games: Suzanne Collins

    Catching Fire: Suzanne Collins

    Mockingjay: Suzanne Collins


    I hope you enjoy these books!!:)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 13, 2008

    Good book for learning about Texas history and immigration

    My son's 4th grade teacher read this to her class and the students enjoyed it. My son wanted to continue reading the trilogy so we got the other books in the series and read them at home. We both enjoyed all 3 books. The first one was sad, but realistic.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 13, 2004

    i guess

    i mean if you liked the kind of old fashioned books then i guess that you would like this book and i dont like those kind of books but this book kept you up on what was happening and even though it was sad it was a really good book.my teacher read it to us in the 4th grade and i didnt really understand it and now that i am older now i actually get what was going on!so to make a long story short if you like the kind of books that take place in the early 1800's then this is your kind of book and if you dont really like me then you just might like it like me.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 1, 2003

    Not a big fan!!!!

    I am not a big fan of reading much, but I have read some good books recently and this was not one of them. I had to read it for a grade over Christmas break.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 11, 2002

    Not That Good

    I had to read this for school and found it to be very boring. It wasn't challanging enoung for my tastes, but if you enjoy reading about Texas history and are in 3rd to 5th grade, you might like it. It is kinda depressing

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 9, 2002

    shut up you who re !

    This is a great book. Ok, so maybe the reading level is not very high but that is because it is aimed at intemediate readers. Back in the fourth grade, I had a blast reading this book. I greatly recommend it for parents and kids to read together. It is sad but very poignant. The best part, it does not end here. THere are two more sequels that will take kids on a wonderful adventure !

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