The House on Walenska Street

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Set in 1913 in Russia, this is a touching family portrait. Ever since Papa died, Mama counts on Leah to help out, and Leah's favorite job is to read and answer the letters that come from the cousins in America.

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Grade 3-5 --Esther, Rose, and Leah live with their mother in a small village in Russia around the turn of the century. Their father has recently died, and their mother supports the family by baking bread and renting a corner of the small house to Zimmel, the cobbler. Little Esther is always getting into scrapes, much to the annoyance--and amusement--of big sister Leah. Letters to and from relatives in faraway Minnesota are a highlight of life, as is a chance to run an errand that takes one past the shop windows in the village. Small details of Jewish life and customs are woven into the simple story. Herman tells her tale with obvious affection for the characters, and, while the ending is a bit abrupt, the overall effect is warmly nostalgic. Aimed at a slightly younger audience than many of her other novels, this will appeal to readers of Miriam Chaikin's books about Yossi, or Carol Snyder's stories about Ike and Mama. --Elaine Fort Weischedel, Turner Free Library, Randolph, MA
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9780141301297: The House on Walenska Street (Puffin Chapters)

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ISBN 10:  0141301295 ISBN 13:  9780141301297
Publisher: Puffin Books, 1998
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