[ (Elin s Amerika ☆ EBOOK) ] by Marguerite de Angeli – cheapugg.us
6 Verses That Can Change Your Life rR stories that portray the beauty bravery and significance of ordinary life in different times and places without the modern caveat that this kind of literary taleeuires surrounding the main character with a dysfunctional or otherwise unsatisfactory family By the author of the well known The Door in the Wall this children s novel follows Elin a girl from an eighteenth century Swedish emigrant family as she and her community settle into their new homes in America and wait for the next Swedish ship to
*bring loved ones *loved ones needed supplies Elin is the only girl in the area and feels the loneliness keenly Her mother
Tells Her That Work Is Good Forher that work is good for and Elin does her best to hold up her end of the household tasks She also develops a friendship with an American Indian herb woman The warmth with which the author portrays her characters makes it believable and a satisfying Lets Be Just Friends (Just Friends, read The glimpses of Swedish culture are uite interesting Elin s mother uses the folk belief of a household Tomte to motivate Elin to do her chores properly and to avoid uarreling Don t uarrel What if the Tomte heard you He would be angry Youngeaders may need a certain amount of maturity to ecognize what s going on here because the author never points out that Elin s firm belief in the Tomte is based on story instead of fact The Swedish vocabulary is also a potential source of initial confusion for instance Elin s parents are sometimes called Fader and Moder and sometimes as Far and Mor but that also helps build the eader s sense of learning about another culture For a vintage book Elin s Amerika portrays the Native Americans very positively One scene states that the Indians and the Swedes worship the same God under different names another thing
to discuss with young eaders The story does feature a single Indian attack that feels ather andom but the textdiscuss with young eaders The story does feature a single Indian attack that feels ather andom but the text it to the um that English traders use for barter I wouldn t call this book great literature but it s charming in its own way and I ll add it to my list of potential future ead alouds The setting so filled with details of daily life is vivid and memorabl. Liar New Sweden was established in 1638 under the guidance of Peter Minuit when Swedish colonists were sent to the New World to claim lands in the area around the Delaware River in southeastern PA and south NJ For ages 8 12 Illustratio.
Marguerite de Angeli æ 0 Free eadHow close that is to the historical eality is probably highly debatable I simply don t know so I m not going to try to get into it but overall I d say that this is one I d feel comfortable eading to children especially if we were able to discuss a few points afterwards One of the strong points of De Angeli s books are her beautiful illustrations Elin s Amerika is no different the traditional Swedish embroidery is beautifully endered and there s a picture at the very end which I can t find online of Elin and her family walking through the woods on their way to the Christmas service that s just gorgeous The one I was able to find is the family gathered around their fire in the evening All in all I was pleasantly surprised by how much I continue to like poor lonely Elin and the ups and downs of her first year in America For those who like such things I do there are nice descriptions of housekeeping and everyday life as well as a healthy dose of excitement and potential danger Book source public libraryBook information originally published 1941 by Doubleday eissued by American Swedish History Museum in 2007 children s illustrated This book holds a
special place in my heart The little girl in the story s name is Elin which is theplace in my heart The
little girl in the story s name is Elin which is the version of Eileen And her middle name is namedgirl in the story s name is Elin which is the version of Eileen And her middle name is named the ueen of Sweden at the time Christina which is also my middle name The copy of the book I have is signed by the author and will always be special to meThis story tells the life of a young girl who is coming to accept the changes in her life as she grown accustom to living in America She misses her friends grandfather and older brother But she knows that she has much to be thankful for As the months go past Elin has different adventures and celebrations which she is thankful forThe illustrations in this book are beautiful If you get a chance to ead this book you will not be disappointed I love it They don t write stories like this any Nowadays a publisher would presumably insist upon a plot which is good in some ways but bad in others Plots are entertaining Yet there should also be oom in the world fo. H and British elated to one another Elin s search for friendship love of family and anticipation of celebrations seem familiar Her isolation from other children lack of basic things and the daily outine of chores may seem uite unfami. ,
Darling ead aloud Perfect to prepare for St Lucia day Retro Friday is a weekly meme hosted by Angie over at Angieville and focuses on eviewing books from the past This can be an old favorite an under the adar book you think deserves attention something woefully out of print etcI haven t done a Retro Friday post before but I ead plenty of older books and enjoy talking about them anyway so I may try to work this into a egular thing Anyway I had ecently e ead Elin s Amerika by Marguerite De Angeli so I thought I d talk about that today Marguerite De Angeli is probably best known for her Newbery winning book A Door
IN THE WALL BUT SHE WAS A FAIRLY PROLIFICthe Wall but she was a fairly prolific and also wrote a loose series of books about young people in America s history This isn t as daunting as it sounds one of De Angeli s strengths is her ability to without making her characters contemporary create elateable and likeable characters For the most part her children work as of their time while at the same time being sympathetic to De Angeli s audience and even to us todayElin is a young Swedish girl living somewhere in what will eventually become Pennsylvania and New Jersey She has three brothers Peter Knute and Axel Axel is working on one of the ships that brings new settlers and supplies to the area And in the midst of all this strangeness and maleness her neighbors all have boys too she longs for her friend back in Sweden and wishes for another girl to play with I was a little worried about Elin s Amerika simply because of the fact that I knew these were earlier settlers interacting with the Native Americans andyou know it s always both annoying and sad when a favorite childhood book turns out to be a problematic #BY AND LARGE I THINK ELIN COMES OUT OKAY # and large I think Elin comes out okay this egard There is a tribe that attacks the settlers but there are several others who help them and De Angeli seems to be trying to depict a sort of cooperative harmony between the Swedish settlers and the neighboring Native Americans at one point Fader says of the others They just don t know us which is very simplistic but better than They are evil. Award winning children s author Marguerite de Angeli tells the story of Elin a young girl who has come to live in the New Sweden Colony She helps us envision how these many different peoples Swedes Finns Lenape Minuas Susuehannock Dutc.