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Tatiana Comes To America: An Ellis Island Story (Doll Hospital #1)

3.84  ·  Rating Details ·  70 Ratings  ·  8 Reviews
Sisters Lila and Rose, ages 8 and 10, are spending the year with their eccentric grandmother (who runs a doll hospital) while their parents are working out of the country. The girls are not pleased with this arrangement, but they begin to enjoy themselves when they learn that their grandmother has a special power to "read" the lives of the dolls she is working to restore. ...more
Paperback, 112 pages
Published May 1st 2003 by Scholastic Inc.
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Lisa Overberg
Oct 26, 2013 Lisa Overberg rated it it was amazing
Lila and Rose move to a new town to live with their grandmother who runs a doll hospital. She has an uncanny power to read the lives of the dolls she is working to restore. Ella and Tatiana (the doll) became separated from their family friends on the boat over to America, escaping from the Russian Pogroms, because they arrived alone they were placed in a children's detention center until Ella's father could travel from Russia to meet them. Ella gives Tatiana to a Romanian girl she befriended in ...more
Feb 06, 2015 Lauren rated it it was amazing
For a children's book, this was pretty great! Although the idea of parents leaving their children for a whole year to focus on their own careers seems a little selfish, but I suppose that's not the main part to focus on. I enjoyed the rest, though.
Angela Sollom
Sep 18, 2016 Angela Sollom rated it it was amazing
Kayla says this is a 5 star book!
Jun 23, 2010 Natalie rated it really liked it
Shelves: library, kid-books
I read this looking for books for Sam. I think it's a little too old for her (too many details to wade through about doll petticoats and stuff) but the story was fun and the premise, a historic story told through a doll's experiences, is really cool. I like books that sneak history in. I'll probably try to remember to get this out for her in a year or so.
This was one of my most favorite books when I was younger. I'm finding, after rereading it as an adult, that I still love it so much. :)
Jul 20, 2008 Kellie rated it really liked it
This was a great little read - very fun for girls and introduces immigration and Ellis Island.
Tori Rykaczewski
The very first novel I ever read and I have been in love with reading ever since.
Jun 24, 2015 Rachel rated it liked it
Shelves: read-2014, stars-3
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