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But Thomas Neary and his Pop move in upstairs. Thomas who writes about his life in his journal--his father who spends each night at the Tavern down the street, the mother he wishes he had, and the Mallon family downstairs that he desperately wants to be a part of. Thomas, who has a secret that only Bird suspects, and who turns out to be the best friend Bird could ever have.
From the Hardcover edition.
“A poignant immigration story of friendship, work, and the meaning of home.”–Booklist, Starred
“Giff makes Bird’s Brooklyn so real you could touch it.”–The Horn Book
“Giff masterfully integrates the historical material and presents a vivid picture of the immigrant struggle in the 1870s.”–School Library Journal
From the Trade Paperback edition.
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Posted February 14, 2013
Posted April 13, 2008
Imagine yourself looking over the water to where two towers stand, but the rest of the Brooklyn Bridge is yet to be built. The year is 1875. Bird, a 13-year-old girl, comes with her family to America and dreams of being a healer like her mother. But tragic things happen that keep pulling her further from her dreams and blocking her from her future. One day, a dusty-looking boy around Bird¿s age named Thomas moves upstairs. Thomas is a writer and he begins to change her life. This book takes you through the twists and bumpy roads of the Neary and Mallon families¿ lives. With the main character Bird, as hard as stone, and the distant, but loving Thomas, an exciting relationship builds and changes with every chapter. Another important character is Hughie, Bird¿s brother. He is a boxer who fights for money so he can move to New Jersey and buy a farm. But Hughie has no idea that his fighting is so dangerous! To find out what happens to Hughie, Bird, and Thomas, read Water Street! We recommend the fantastic book Water Street. The book has a lot of different emotions, drama, and cliff hangers that keep you interested while you are reading it. It is funny, sad, and tragic with a sprinkle of happiness and a dollop of romance. -Class 601 is a group of 11 and 12-year old students who go to school at I.S. 89 Hudson River Middle School in New York, NY. We are reviewing the book Water Street that our Literacy Discussion teacher read to us as a read-aloud book in March.
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Posted June 16, 2014
This book is very good. It has a story of immigration and life after you immigrated . I think this book deserves a
five star rating because the book has a lot about Irish culture , and it has a lot of interesting events and words.
Posted September 1, 2013
I love the book and the was really nice overall a great story and i also like that at the end there is an afterword.its my favorite book in the series but all of the books are goodWas this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
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