Land of Dreams (Ellis Island Series #3)

Land of Dreams (Ellis Island Series #3)

by Joan Lowery Nixon


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As Kristin Swensen anxiously awaits her first glimpse of America, she is filled with a sense of the freedom that her new life promises. But she soon finds herself living on a farm in Minnesota where her parents and neighbors cling as closely as possible to the life they had known in Sweden.

Kristin can't accept coming all this way only to re-create what she left behind. She longs to speak English and help the cause of women's rights. Her parents, however, want her to settle down and get married. Must Kristin give up her dream of independence and accept her parents' Old World values?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780385311700
Publisher: Random House Children's Books
Publication date: 01/01/1994
Series: Ellis Island Series , #3
Pages: 160
Age Range: 10 - 14 Years

About the Author

Joan Lowery Nixon (1927—2003) was an American journalist and author, specializing in historical fiction and mystery books for children and young adults. Some of her popular books include The Kidnapping of Christina Lattimore, the Orphan Train Adventures series, and The Other Side of Dark, the last of which was adapted into a television movie entitled Awake to Danger (1995). Nixon won four Edgar Allan Poe Awards from the Mystery Writers of America, and had five additional nominations. She died in 2003 of pancreatic cancer.

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Land of Dreams (Ellis Island Series #3) 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
t1bnotown on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
The surprising thing about this trilogy is how much the author gets into each culture. I learned a lot of things about Swedish culture in this book. I was pleased when Kristin learned how to make changes the right way, and how to enjoy traditional things, too, like Johan.
Guest More than 1 year ago
i think this is a really good book because the main character can relate to you and you want to read it over and over again. u should probably read the others in the series too. it's da'bomb
Guest More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed this book, reading it for school. I loved the action, and how things didn't end up how I thought they would. If you're interested in a book that tells you about comming along to America, along with a fictional scheme, you've got your book...