Call Boomerang Books 1300 36 33 32

Get Latest Book News + FREE Shipping. Subscribe to the Boomerang Books Bulletin eNewsletter right now!

Description - Letters from Rifka by Karen Hesse

From Newbery media winner Karen Hesse comes an unforgettable story of an immigrant family's journey to America. "America," the girl repeated. "What will you do there?"I was silent for a little time."I will do everything there," I answered.Rifka knows nothing about America when she flees from Russia with her family in 1919. But she dreams that in the new country she will at last be safe from the Russian soldiers and their harsh treatment of the Jews. Throughout her journey, Rifka carries with her a cherished volume of poetry by Alexander Pushkin. In it, she records her observations and experiences in the form of letters to Tovah, the beloved cousin she has left behind.Strong-hearted and determined, Rifka must endure a great deal: humiliating examinations by doctors and soldiers, deadly typhus, separation from all she has ever known and loved, murderous storms at sea, detainment on Ellis Island--and is if this is not enough, the loss of her glorious golden hair.Based on a true story from the author's family, Letters from Rifka presents a real-life heroine with an uncommon courage and unsinkable spirit.

Buy Letters from Rifka by Karen Hesse from Australia's Online Independent Bookstore, Boomerang Books.

Book Details

ISBN: 9780312535612
ISBN-10: 0312535619
Format: Paperback / softback
(193mm x 130mm x 15mm)
Imprint: Square Fish
Publisher: Palgrave USA
Publish Date: 1-Feb-2009
Country of Publication: United States

Book Reviews - Letters from Rifka by Karen Hesse

» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Letters from Rifka book by Karen Hesse and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a Boomerang Books Account Holder - it's free to sign up and there are great benefits!)

Write Review


Author Biography - Karen Hesse

Karen Hesse is the author of many books for young people, including Out of the Dust, winner of the Newbery Medal, Brooklyn Bridge, Phoenix Rising, Sable and Lavender. She has received honors including the Scott O'Dell Historical Fiction Award, the Christopher Award, and the MacArthur Fellowship "Genius" Award, making her only the second children's book author to receive this prestigious grant. Born in Baltimore, Hesse graduated from the University of Maryland. She and her husband Randy live in Vermont.

Books By Karen Hesse

My Thumb by Karen Hesse
Hardback, August 2016
$22.49
Safekeeping by Karen Hesse
Paperback, January 2016
$17.34
Brooklyn Bridge by Karen Hesse
Paperback / softback, November 2011
$17.34
Diary of Amelia Martin by Karen Hesse
Hardback, March 2011
$22.55