Letters from Rifka Karen Hesse

Letters from Rifka

Author: Karen Hesse
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Book Title
Letters from Rifka
Author
Karen Hesse
ISBN
9780312535612
From Newbery media winner Karen Hesse comes an unforgettable story of an immigrant family's journey to America. America, the girl repeated. What will you do there?I was silent for a little time.I will do everything there, I answered. Rifka knows nothing about America when she flees from Russia with her family in 1919. But she dreams that in the new country she will at last be safe from the Russian soldiers and their harsh treatment of the Jews. Throughout her journey, Rifka carries with her a cherished volume of poetry by Alexander Pushkin. In it, she records her observations and experiences in the form of letters to Tovah, the beloved cousin she has left behind. Strong-hearted and determined, Rifka must endure a great deal: humiliating examinations by doctors and soldiers, deadly typhus, separation from all she has ever known and loved, murderous storms at sea, detainment on Ellis Island--and is if this is not enough, the loss of her glorious golden hair. Based on a true story from the author's family, Letters from Rifka presents a real-life heroine with an uncommon courage and unsinkable spirit.Binding Type: PaperbackAuthor: Karen HessePublisher: Square FishPublished: 01/06/2009ISBN: 9780312535612Pages: 148Weight: 0.30lbsSize: 7.60h x 5.10w x 0.60dAward: Phoenix Award - WinnerAccelerated Reader Quiz #/Name: 8533 / Letters from RifkaReading Level: 4.2 / Interest Level: Middle Grade / Point Value: 4

From Newbery media winner Karen Hesse comes an unforgettable story of an immigrant family's journey to America.

America, the girl repeated. What will you do there?
I was silent for a little time.
I will do everything there, I answered.

Rifka knows nothing about America when she flees from Russia with her family in 1919. But she dreams that in the new country she will at last be safe from the Russian soldiers and their harsh treatment of the Jews. Throughout her journey, Rifka carries with her a cherished volume of poetry by Alexander Pushkin. In it, she records her observations and experiences in the form of letters to Tovah, the beloved cousin she has left behind.

Strong-hearted and determined, Rifka must endure a great deal: humiliating examinations by doctors and soldiers, deadly typhus, separation from all she has ever known and loved, murderous storms at sea, detainment on Ellis Island--and is if this is not enough, the loss of her glorious golden hair.

Based on a true story from the author's family, Letters from Rifka presents a real-life heroine with an uncommon courage and unsinkable spirit.

Binding Type: Paperback
Author: Karen Hesse
Publisher: Square Fish
Published: 01/06/2009
ISBN: 9780312535612
Pages: 148
Weight: 0.30lbs
Size: 7.60h x 5.10w x 0.60d
Award: Phoenix Award - Winner
Accelerated Reader Quiz #/Name: 8533 / Letters from Rifka
Reading Level: 4.2 / Interest Level: Middle Grade / Point Value: 4

From Newbery media winner Karen Hesse comes an unforgettable story of an immigrant family's journey to America.

America, the girl repeated. What will you do there?
I was silent for a little time.
I will do everything there, I answered.

Rifka knows nothing about America when she flees from Russia with her family in 1919. But she dreams that in the new country she will at last be safe from the Russian soldiers and their harsh treatment of the Jews. Throughout her journey, Rifka carries with her a cherished volume of poetry by Alexander Pushkin. In it, she records her observations and experiences in the form of letters to Tovah, the beloved cousin she has left behind.

Strong-hearted and determined, Rifka must endure a great deal: humiliating examinations by doctors and soldiers, deadly typhus, separation from all she has ever known and loved, murderous storms at sea, detainment on Ellis Island--and is if this is not enough, the loss of her glorious golden hair.

Based on a true story from the author's family, Letters from Rifka presents a real-life heroine with an uncommon courage and unsinkable spirit.

Binding Type: Paperback
Author: Karen Hesse
Publisher: Square Fish
Published: 01/06/2009
ISBN: 9780312535612
Pages: 148
Weight: 0.30lbs
Size: 7.60h x 5.10w x 0.60d
Award: Phoenix Award - Winner
Accelerated Reader Quiz #/Name: 8533 / Letters from Rifka
Reading Level: 4.2 / Interest Level: Middle Grade / Point Value: 4