Rebecca And Ana (american Girl Collection)

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at Last, Rebecca's Cousin, Ana, Has Made The Long Journey From Russia To Ellis Island. It's Crowded With Two Families Living In One Small Apartment, But Rebecca Is Happy To Share Everything With Ana. At School, She Is Determined To Help Ana Learn English. But When The Teacher Tells Her To Include Ana In A Special Performance, Rebecca Panics--ana's Broken English Will Ruin The Show! As The Big Day Draws Near, Rebecca Learns An Important Lesson About What Matters Most. Includes An Illustrated Looking Back Section About Urban Schools In 1914.

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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.

Author : Jacqueline Greene

Publisher : American Girl

Published Year : 2009

Format : Paperback, 96 pages

Dimensions : 6.10 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 0.40 (d)

ISBN : 1593695225

ISBN13 : 9781593695224

Overview :

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?