Dreams in the Golden Country: The Story of Zipporah Feldman, a Jewish Immigrant Girl - New York City, 1903 (Dear America Series)

Dreams in the Golden Country: The Story of Zipporah Feldman, a Jewish Immigrant Girl - New York City, 1903 (Dear America Series)

by Kathryn Lasky

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ISBN-13: 9780590029735
Publisher: Scholastic, Inc.
Publication date: 03/28/1998
Series: Dear America Series
Pages: 183
Product dimensions: 5.63(w) x 7.72(h) x 0.71(d)
Lexile: 750L (what's this?)
Age Range: 9 - 12 Years

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Dreams in the Golden Country: The Story of Zipporah Feldman, a Jewish Immigrant Girl - New York City, 1903 (Dear America Series) 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 18 reviews.
marciaskidslit on LibraryThing 11 months ago
Dreams in the Golden Country teaches how old world traditions collide with new world aspirations. Zippy dreams to fit into the culture of America, yet she respects her heritage. Zippy¿s sister Tovah struggles with her quest to improve working conditions in sweat shops and hides her secret romance with an Irish boy. Zippy¿s father is eager to change, however it is Zippy¿s mother who embraces the past and finds it hard to let go.The Dear America series from Scholastic was launched in 1996 and has earned an excellent reputation. Many of the stories have been written by renowned award winning authors in the world of children¿s literature. The movies have received favorable reviews and each can be effectively used in the classroom for curriculum connections.
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This book is very educational and down to earth. Easy to read and easy to understand. Great Read!!!!!!!!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
It was told very well and it was very accurate. As another reader says, Tsar Nicholas II wasn't a murderer, but he wasn't a charming, nice guy either. He lived lavishly while 90% of the country was made up of starving peasants who had to do whatever he told them to or they would be killed or punished. Tsar Nicholas II wasn't ready to be Tsar and he spent money or frivolous things while millions of Russians starved. I've studied this alot. The other reviewer seems to only care about the Tsar's side of the story. There is another side, too. Anyway, this book was done very well from a girl who is growing up in a time of confusion and scare. She was a nice girl who had her faults like everyone else.
Guest More than 1 year ago
When I first took this book off my friends shelf, I was going on errands and needed somthing to entertain me. Well, it didn't. I kept reading to the middle and nothing really interesting happened, just bare, minimal facts. I'm sorry, but I needed somthing good and this book just wasn't it. I had to stop reading. I got a headache and was extremely bored the rest of the day till we got back home.
Guest More than 1 year ago
this book is the kind of book that keeps yoou reading throgh the night
Guest More than 1 year ago
I got the movie for my birthday and I loved it and I checked it out and I loved it too. It's good, it has a good story line, and I just loved it. Now I have to wait for Christmas, because that's what I'm going to get.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This story is about a Jewish immagrant girl she has to stay an a 3 room apartment with two sisters,and her mom ,dad and witha smelly old guy reb simcha.She goes through alot of tuff times like her friends dad leaves without letting anyone know and she ends up seeing him at the dress store with her mother she tells her mother but she just says to keep it a secret between the 2 of them.And Reb Simcha Dies!(Etc...... ) ( Im am only 4 years old!)
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book was the second book of the "Dear America" series that I've read.(& My Secret War) I've got to hand it to the author, it was VERY GOOD! My favorite scene was when Tovah was lecturing her about how lucky she truly was. There was so much emotion! I just loved it!
Guest More than 1 year ago
It is about time that somebody wrote about 'Dreams in the Golden Country' that didn't just consist of 'I love this book' and dozens of question marks. I have just finished this book for the second time and i do enjoy it, but now let me tell you why. 1. It is a good story of how immigrants can overcome challenges in their lives. 2. Like all Dear America books, it is filled with knowledge of history and very thoroughly researched and well thought out. 3. It has a very happy ending, but unlike other reviewers (uh-hum) I will not give away what happens to Zipporah Feldman and her family.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I thought this book was very much so a page turner! It kept me content for hours, and I think the girl , Zippy is really brought to life in this story. It made me feel as if I was a part of it!!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Out of all the Dear America books this one is the best! I Think every body in some way can know what Zippy is talking about! SO GO OUT THERE AND BUY IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I think you should read this book because their is happiness and sadness which we, ourselves feel both. It tells of things that could happen even today so I'm telling you, no wait, I'm demanding you to go to Barnes and Noble now and pick this book up. I know I couldn't put it dowm, and I'm sure you feel the same way.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is the best DEAR AMERICA book. Like Zippy, I am also jewish and Zaporrah is my hebrew name. At times, this book is sad. I highly recommend it. BUY IT !!!!!!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Dreams in the golden country is a truly a amazing and moving book. Zippy is a character that everyone can relate to, Her story is of a jewish immagrant girl. This book is a great start for a dear america collecter and a great add-on!!!!! GET THIS BOOK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book was a very good book. The plot was very well developed. However I found Zippy to be self-absorbed. I did not like Zippy or respect her at all. I am sorry, but Tsar Nicholas was not a murderer. Well I suppose she was only a lowly peasant and her opinion did not matter. DO NOT listen to the book's portrayal of the Romanov family, this book is very disrespectful. They were murdered in 1918! Despite Zippy and the portryal of the Romanovs, this book was well written.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I though that this book was very interesting, extreamly creative, and very informative. I would recommend this book to girls 8 and older because it can get pretty hard to understand and times!