In the New World Book
In the New World Book
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In the New World

Written and illustrated by Christa Holtei

Published by Charlesbridge

Publisher's Summary

The story of Robert and Margarete and their children Johannes and Dorothea, who emigrate from Germany to the United States in 1850. After landing in New Orleans and joining a wagon train headed west to Nebraska, the family establishes a farm outside Omaha. The book ends with a switch to modern day with descendants of Robert and Margarete living on the same farm. They make the decision to investigate their roots and visit Germany, reversing the trip their ancestors made.

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  • Age Range: 5-8
  • Pages: 40
  • Book Type: picture
  • Publication Date: March 10, 2015
  • ISBN: 1580896308
  • ISBN 13: 978-1580896306
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