Letters from Rifka

  • 161 pages
  • Anglais
  • Format Kindle
Letters from Rifka

⇔ Searches related to text 〪 Letters from Rifka ⦠ Kindle Author Karen Hesse ⧖ Twelve year old Rifka s journey from a Jewish community in the Ukraine to Ellis Island is anything but smooth sailing Modeled on the author s great aunt, Rifka surmounts one obstacle after another in this riveting novel First she outwits a band of Russian soldiers, enabling her family to escape to Poland There the family is struck with typhus Everyone recovers, but Rifka catches ringworm on the next stage of the journey and is denied passage to America If the child arrives with this disease, explains the steamship s doctor, the Americans will turn her around and send her right back to Poland Rifka s family must leave without her, and she is billeted in Belgium for an agreeable if lengthy recovery Further trials, including a deadly storm at sea and a quarantine, do not faze this resourceful girl Told in the form of letters written by Rifka in the margins of a volume of Pushkin s verse and addressed to a Russian relative, Hesse s vivacious tale colorfully and convincingly refreshes the immigrant experience Ages 9 12 Copyright 1992 Reed Business Information, Inc.Grade 4 8 In 1919, Rifka s family flees from the persecution inflicted upon them as Jews in Russia for what they hope will be a better life in America However, the steamship company refuses to allow 12 year old Rifka passage because she has ringworm After than six months of treatment in Antwerp, she is finally cured and nearly reunited with her family, only to be detained at Ellis Island Officials there feel she could become a burden to society because her disease has left her bald without hair she is considered less attractive and therefore may never get married Ultimately, Rifka and a young peasant boy, who is also in danger of being refused entry, help each other gain admittance to the country of their dreams The story is told through her letters to her Russian cousin and squeezed onto the blank pages of a book of Aleksandr Pushkin s poetry appropriate quotes from the poet precede and presage the events described in the letters, which detail the embarrassment of a medical examination by a drunken and prying doctor battles with typhus, hunger and loneliness and a disastrous ocean crossing Countering the misery and uncertainty are the main character s courage, determination, and sense of hope as well as the happy ending Based largely on the memories of the author s great aunt, this historical novel has a plot, characters, and style that will make it an often requested choice from young readers A vivid, memorable, and involving reading experience, in spite of the somewhat morose and bleak cover Ellen G Fader, Westport Public Library, CTCopyright 1992 Reed Business Information, Inc. 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