Bridge To America: Based On A True Story

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Eight-year-old Fivel Narrates The Story Of His Family's Atlantic Ocean Crossing To Reunite With Their Father In The United States, From Its Desperate Beginning In A Shtetl In Poland In 1920 To His Stirrings Of Identity As An American Boy. Linda Glaser.

Author : Beltz Glaser, Linda.

Publisher : Houghton Mifflin

Published Year : 2005

Edition : None

Format : print - Hardcover, 208 pages

Subject : Jews, Jews--Poland--Juvenile fiction, Jews--United States--Juvenile fiction, Jews--Poland--Fiction, Jews--United States--Fiction, Ocean travel, Ocean travel--Fiction, Emigration and immigration, Emigration and immigration--Fiction, PZ7.G48047 Bri 2005, 000121265, [Fic]

Language : Eng English

Dimensions : 200 p. : ill. ; 21 cm.

ISBN : 0618563016

ISBN13 : 9780618563012


Overview :

The year is 1920 and the setting is a shtetl, a small village in northern Poland, where Fivel and his family live in fear of the ruthless Cossacks and unpredictable pogroms. As he and his mother, brother, and sisters struggle to stay alive, nine-year-old Fivel is hungry, is cold, is a rascal, is goodhearted, longs for his father, and is afraid for their lives. Will the money from America ever come? Has their father forgotten about them, perhaps even found another family? When will the next horrific Cossack raid come?

Here is an absorbing, ultimately hopeful novel that creates an unforgettable portrait of a family, a time, and the bridging of two worlds.

Eight-year-old Fivel narrates the story of his family's Atlantic Ocean crossing to reunite with their father in the United States, from its desperate beginning in a shtetl in Poland in 1920 to his stirrings of identity as an American boy.