The Long Way Westward

The Long Way Westward This lively sequel to The Long Way to a New Land follows the fortunes of Carl Erik s family from New York City to the farmlands of Minnesota Historically accurate will attract competent primary grade

  • Title: The Long Way Westward
  • Author: Joan Sandin
  • ISBN: 9780064441988
  • Page: 405
  • Format: Paperback
  • This lively sequel to The Long Way to a New Land follows the fortunes of Carl Erik s family from New York City to the farmlands of Minnesota Historically accurate will attract competent primary grade readers and will be equally suitable for less able readers in intermediate grades SLJ.1990 The USA Through Children s Books ALA Children s Books of 1989 Library of ConThis lively sequel to The Long Way to a New Land follows the fortunes of Carl Erik s family from New York City to the farmlands of Minnesota Historically accurate will attract competent primary grade readers and will be equally suitable for less able readers in intermediate grades SLJ.1990 The USA Through Children s Books ALA Children s Books of 1989 Library of Congress 1989 Children s Books NY Public Library

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    1. This is a story of an immigrant family coming to America, from a kinder, gentler time. The train part interested my second-grade son; the immigrant family interested me.

    2. This was a really good book; a good story, but also informative. And my girls and I were pleasantly surprised to have the characters end up less than 10 miles from our house!

    3. First sentence: "Look, Carl Erik," said Jonas, "the streets of America are not paved with gold."Premise/plot: The Long Way Westward follows a Swedish immigrant family as they travel across parts of the United States to reach their new home in Minnesota. Their travel involves a lot of TRAINS. The immigrant experience of the late nineteenth century is captured quite well in this early chapter book. My thoughts: It is so nice to have stumbled across historical fiction for the youngest of readers. H [...]

    4. A good story for learning about how many immigrants, particularly Swedes in this story, went inland from New York Harbor to their final destinations up north in Minnesota.Reading Level: 2nd - 4th gradesCleanliness: Someone says "Thank God." "Carl Erik and Jonas stared at him. They had never seen a black person."**Like my reviews? I also have hundreds of detailed reports that I offer too. These reports give a complete break-down of everything in the book, so you'll know just how clean it is or is [...]

    5. "'Look, Carl Erik,' said Jonas, 'the streets of America are not paved with gold.' 'Oh, Jonas!' said Erik,. He smiled at his little brother. 'That is just something people say. It means America is a rich land.'" In this sequel to A Long Way to a New Land, Carl Erik and Jonas travel with their parents on one emigrant train after another. They cross Pennsylvania, Ohio, Illinois, and Wisconsin. At Lacrosse, Wisconsin, they board a steamboat that takes them across the Mississippi River. The family ta [...]

    6. Doesn't do a great job of setting the stage (explaining historical context, etc.) and jumped around a lot. Still, HF for this age group is super hard and scarce, so at least it exists.

    7. Sean wasn't overly enthused about the book, but I'm giving it four stars because it's a great intro to immigration to the US in the last century.

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