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Title:
Journey to America
Author:
Levitin, Sonia, 1934-
Personal Author:
Edition:
Second edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Atheneum, [1970]

©1970
Physical Description:
150 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Summary:
A Jewish family fleeing Nazi Germany in 1938 endures innumerable separations before they are once again united.
Language:
English
Reading Level:
750 Lexile.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR MG 4.7 5.0 6371.

Reading Counts RC 6-8 5.7 10 Quiz: 06182 Guided reading level: U.
ISBN:
9780689318290
Format :
Book

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Clarence Library X Juvenile Fiction Open Shelf
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For use in schools and libraries only. In 1938, Lisa Platt, her mother and sisters attempt to flee from Nazi Germany to Switzerland, and then to America where her father waits for them.


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Booklist Review

Gr. 4-7. This reissue of Levitin's 1970 novel tells the story of a courageous Jewish family that flees Hitler's Germany in 1938. After Papa books passage to America, Mama and her three daughters travel to Switzerland for a "vacation." There, for 10 long months, they exist on practically nothing (as tourists, they can neither take money out of Germany nor obtain Swiss work permits) and wait for Papa to be able to send for them. Levitin's fine prose has not dated in the years since the book's first appearance. Libraries that need a new copy or that may have missed the original will want to purchase this. Two sequels, Silver Days and Annie's Promise, are also available. ~--Kay Weisman


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