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Title:
An American spring
Author:
Lasky, Kathryn.
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Edition:
First edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Scholastic, 2004.
Physical Description:
107 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm.
Summary:
In 1903, Maureen, originally from Ireland, comes to Bostom to live with her old friend Sofia and her Italian American family, where the two girls share fifth grade class and various adventures.
General Note:
Sequel to: Home at last.
Language:
English
Reading Level:
850 Lexile.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR MG 5.3 2.0 76999.

Reading Counts RC 3-5 5.5 5 Quiz: 53939.
ISBN:
9780439370455

9780439370462
Format :
Book

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Summary

In her third and final diary, by Kathryn Lasky, Sofia continues to face the hardship of her new life in America with her cheerful and courageous spirit.

Sofia continues to chronicle life in her new home, the North End of Boston, as her best friend Maureen comes to live with her, and her parents open their own store. Sofia describes the daily hardships and joys that she meets as a new American.


Author Notes

Kathryn Lasky was born in Indianapolis, Indiana on June 24, 1944, and knew she wanted to be a writer from the time she was ten. She majored in English in college and after graduation wrote for various magazines and taught. Her first book, I Have Four Names for My Grandfather, was published while she was teaching.

She has written more than seventy books for children and young adults on everything from historical fiction to picture books and nonfiction books including the Dear America books and the Guardians of Ga'Hoole series. Many of her books are illustrated with photographs by her husband, Christopher Knight. She has received many awards for her titles including Sugaring Time which was a Newberry Honor Book; The Night Journey which won the National Jewish Book Award for Children; Pageant which was an ALA Notable Children's book; and Beyond the Burning Time which was an ALA Best Book for Young Adults. She has also received the Washington Post's Children's Book Guild Award for her contribution to children's nonfiction. She lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

(Bowker Author Biography)