Rebecca and Ana (American Girl Collection Series: Rebecca #2)

Rebecca and Ana (American Girl Collection Series: Rebecca #2)

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by Jacqueline Dembar Greene
     
 

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At last, cousin Ana has arrived at Ellis Island, and Rebecca can't wait to meet her. She's sure they'll be just like sisters, doing everything together. It's crowded with two families in one small apartment, but Rebecca is happy to share everything with Ana, even her clothes! At school, Rebecca is determined to help her cousin learn English and keep up in class,

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At last, cousin Ana has arrived at Ellis Island, and Rebecca can't wait to meet her. She's sure they'll be just like sisters, doing everything together. It's crowded with two families in one small apartment, but Rebecca is happy to share everything with Ana, even her clothes! At school, Rebecca is determined to help her cousin learn English and keep up in class, in spite of the other kids' teasing. But when the teacher tells her to include Ana in a special performance, Rebecca panics--Ana's broken English will ruin the show! Rebecca realizes this is one thing she does not want to do with her cousin. But how can she explain this to Ana?

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Suzanna E. Henshon
Rebecca Rubin is excited to meet her cousin, Ana, who recently emigrated from Russia to the United States. Rebecca is certain that Ana will be just like a twin sister. What could be better than having a cousin her own age to play with? The transition from Ellis Island to New York, however, is not at all smooth for Rebecca's relatives. At school, Ana makes mistakes and struggles to learn English. Meanwhile, Josef suffers from a lame leg and might have to return to Russia. One day, Rebecca's teacher asks the cousins to sing a song together at the final assembly. Rebecca worries that Ana will make mistakes and that other children will laugh. Will Ana's broken English ruin the show? By the end of this story, Rebecca comes to an important realization; Ana symbolizes the courage of every American, and the cousins sing beautifully at the final assembly. In this heartwarming story, young readers will embrace the adventures of Rebecca Rubin, circa 1914, a unique and wonderful addition to the "American Girl" family. Reviewer: Suzanna E. Henshon, Ph.D.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781593695224
Publisher:
American Girl Publishing, Inc
Publication date:
06/01/2009
Series:
American Girl Collection Series: Rebecca , #2
Pages:
96
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.40(d)
Lexile:
730L (what's this?)
Age Range:
8 - 10 Years

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Rebecca and Ana (American Girl Collection Series: Rebecca #2) 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 29 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was sooooo awesome. I think Ana was a defenit trooper. Rebecca was definetly a nice cusin to have. You should definetly read this book. Receipy for a great book: hint of history, 1cup of agreat story line, and amazing characters..
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good stuff
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Rebecca was a birthday present so of course, the books followed as a Christmas gift. Any book that will encourage a child to read, (even a 1st grader) & continue on to the next book in the series must be engrossing. These books speak of society & what's correct vs. what isn't that our schools are not allowed to even acknowledge. I can hardly wait until a new doll comes out so we can get her & the corresponding books.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Notebook is a good book to put on your list . It is so sweet and it is sort of sad but it is really good!!!!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is great
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I love here.
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Hey. It's me. I'm the girl who wrote the review called LOVE IT! Uhh well actually don't type dumbo in the search box instead put CALVIN AND HOBBES? I got a little confused. Sorry! Thanks! : )
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I felt like I was part of the story! I love American Girl!
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Im a ameircan girl im clever and cofident i loved this rebecca book. :)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Ok. I read A TON so this is kind of hard....but I will have to go with the book The Amulet by Alison Pensy. And its sequel The Emerald Staff. THESE BOOKS ROCK! READ THEM! Ages 10 and up.(I think...)
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Uh....hunger games,12+, matched 11+, gregoe the overlander 10+, anything by ann. M martin 9-12, ms periguines home for peculiar children 12+, dork diaries 8+, popularity papers 9+, anne frank 11+, lynnvisable 10+, mother daughter book club series 10-13, anything by wendy mass 9-12, harry potter 10-100 and much much more. Hope you enjoyed my review: from constent reader. (Some of these reccomendations are suited for girls sice im a 12 year old girl.) Thanks.....bye!!!!!
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Ok, for the hunger games i am totally team gale. I was so disappointed about about him at the end of Mockingjay... In the first two books, I couldn't really decide but I was leaning towards Peeta. But because of what happened to Peeta in Mockingjay, I had decided on Gale as I was reading and I ended up being super disappointed at the end :( now i'm wondering if I should be team Peeta... anyways, this is an amazing series. I would say that it is for 13 and up because it's about war and fighting and rebellions. Best series ever! You don't want to miss out! Peace and love, a Jesus Freak
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My favorite book is dork diaries series i would reccomend it for ages 8-12.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The inheritance cycle is where its at. Its off the chain dog.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a hard questin because I read a lot but I think i have to go with Percy Jackson.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My favorite books are the lightning thief, the hunger games, inkheart, skeleton creek, and the city of ember. I didn't actually read this book, but if you go on the hunger games reviews than you will find one saying that there is a favorite book list on the reviews of this book. Anyway, TRY OUT THESE BOOKS!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My fav book is Hunger Games by Suzzane Collins. This is a great book but reccomended for ages 11+ This book is mainly about sixteen year old Katniss Everdeen who vollunteers for the hunger games, a game for the enjoyment of the capitol and Peeta Mellark. This has twenty-four contestants, a boy and a girl from each of the twelve districts. They throw them all together in a vast arena to fight till death, only one can survive, the question is..... who will?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved the hunger games, twlight and stephine plum they were all really good!