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Author Dan Yaccarino’s great-grandfather immigrated to America -- via
Ellis Island -- with little more than the clothes on his back, a small
shovel, and the advice to work hard, enjoy life, and don't forget your
family back in Italy. This book shows him doing just that, as well as three subsequent generations getting by and thriving in America...all of whom receive the little shovel that was originally brought over from Italy. If you're looking for the quintessential American immigrant story, this is a great fit!
This book got starred reviews by Publisher's Weekly, School Library Journal, and Kirkus Reviews. And beloved author Tomie dePaola called this book "a charmer. Yaccarino’s heartwarming story rings clearly with truth, good cheer, and love." We agree. We always love Yaccarino's books! :)
Reading Levels: Interest Level: Kindergarten - 4th grade
Sample Pages: Below are sample spreads from inside this book.
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