All the Way to America : The Story of a Big Italian Family and a Little Shovel
by Dan Yaccarino


Overview - "This immigration story is universal." -- School Library Journal , Starred

Dan Yaccarino's great-grandfather arrived at Ellis Island with a small shovel and his parents' good advice: "Work hard, but remember to enjoy life, and never forget your family." With simple text and warm, colorful illustrations, Yaccarino recounts how the little shovel was passed down through four generations of this Italian-American family--along with the good advice.  Read more...


 
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Overview
"This immigration story is universal." --School Library Journal, Starred

Dan Yaccarino's great-grandfather arrived at Ellis Island with a small shovel and his parents' good advice: "Work hard, but remember to enjoy life, and never forget your family." With simple text and warm, colorful illustrations, Yaccarino recounts how the little shovel was passed down through four generations of this Italian-American family--along with the good advice.

It's a story that will have kids asking their parents and grandparents: Where did we come from? How did our family make the journey all the way to America?

"A shovel is just a shovel, but in Dan Yaccarino's hands it becomes a way to dig deep into the past and honor all those who helped make us who we are." --Eric Rohmann, winner of the Caldecott Medal for My Friend Rabbit

"All the Way to America is a charmer. Yaccarino's heartwarming story rings clearly with truth, good cheer, and love." --Tomie dePaola, winner of a Caldecott Honor Award for Strega Nona

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Details
  • ISBN-13: 9780375859205
  • ISBN-10: 0375859209
  • Publisher: Dragonfly Books
  • Publish Date: September 2014
  • Page Count: 40
  • Reading Level: Ages 5-9
  • Dimensions: 9.9 x 7.9 x 0.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.35 pounds


Related Categories

Books > Juvenile Fiction > Social Themes - Emigration & Immigration
Books > Juvenile Fiction > Family - General (see also headings under Social Themes)
Books > Juvenile Fiction > Historical - United States - 20th Century

 
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