Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “Land of Dreams” as Want to Read:
Land of Dreams
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

Land of Dreams (Ellis Island #3)

3.84 of 5 stars 3.84  ·  rating details  ·  83 ratings  ·  5 reviews
Swedish immigrant Kristin Swensen lives on a farm in Minnesota. She hoped for a new life in America, but she realizes that her parents are clinging as closely as possible to the life they knew in Sweden. Kristin can’t accept coming all this way only to re-create what she left behind. She longs to speak English and help the cause of women’s rights. Her parents, however, wan ...more
ebook, 160 pages
Published November 27th 2013 by Delacorte Books for Young Readers (first published January 1st 1994)
more details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about Land of Dreams, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about Land of Dreams

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Add this book to your favorite list »

Community Reviews

(showing 1-30 of 140)
filter  |  sort: default (?)  |  rating details
Eden
Kristin along with her family move to America. Originally from Sweden, Kristin looks forward to starting a new life here. She is a bit homesick and misses her grandmother, but she's heard so much about America and the freedom that woman have here. Kristin wants that for herself.

But her parents don't really understand her. They want to sew well and be a good cook and get married to start a family. Kristin might want this too, eventually, but she wants it to be her choice, not her parents.

And it s
...more
Carolyn Poppell
Sep 27, 2014 Carolyn Poppell rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Teens+
Land of Dreams was a great book and I could barely put it down. It appealed to me because it held new beginnings, a belief in freedom, and a little bit of romance. Kristin has just moved to America with her family and is trying to get settle in as well as express the freedom she hears America allows people to have. This book tells a story of how she comes to accept the way of life through trail and error and how to live with the results. It's an enjoyable read.
Tanya Diehl
This book was very nicely written and interesting. It tells the story of a Swedish immigrant who comes to America. She is very independant and is passionate about women's equality. Her parents attempt to arrange a marriage for her and while she does like the boy, she wants to have her own choice. This book didn't seems preachy and it was written so you were learning about the time period without even knowing it! This is a great book that belongs to a series. It should be recommended reading for ...more
Miss Amanda
gr 4-9 150pgs

1902 Great Rock Lake Minnesota. 16 year old Kristin misses Sweden, but is determined to embrace her new life in America. She wants to speak English all the time and find out more about the struggle for women's rights. Her parents are not so eager for change and encourage Kristin to act like a lady. How can Kristin make her parents understand her dream to one day live in a city?

A coming of age story with a surprise ending. Continues Kristin's story that started in Land of Hope.
Cws
JAR5-Nix
Rebecca
Rebecca marked it as to-read
May 20, 2015
Farseer
Farseer marked it as to-read
Apr 10, 2015
Chrisanne Penn
Chrisanne Penn marked it as to-read
Feb 28, 2015
Lisa
Lisa marked it as to-read
Jan 15, 2015
Michelle
Michelle marked it as to-read
Dec 13, 2014
Nidaz Zahra
Nidaz Zahra marked it as to-read
Dec 04, 2014
Chris
Chris marked it as to-read
Nov 15, 2014
Sophia Lin
Sophia Lin marked it as to-read
Nov 10, 2014
Sydney
Sydney marked it as to-read
Sep 25, 2014
Chris
Chris added it
Sep 02, 2014
Tanya Singura soltys
Tanya Singura soltys marked it as to-read
Aug 12, 2014
Nicole
Nicole added it
Feb 10, 2014
« previous 1 3 4 5 next »
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »
129033
Author of more than one hundred books, Joan Lowery Nixon is the only writer to have won four Edgar Allan Poe Awards for Juvenile Mysteries (and been nominated several other times) from the Mystery Writers of America. Creating contemporary teenage characters who have both a personal problem and a mystery to solve, Nixon captured the attention of legions of teenage readers since the publication of h ...more
More about Joan Lowery Nixon...

Other Books in the Series

Ellis Island (3 books)
  • Land of Hope
  • Land of Promise (Ellis Island, #2)
The Kidnapping of Christina Lattimore The Other Side of Dark A Family Apart (Orphan Train Adventures, #1) A Deadly Game of Magic The Séance

Share This Book

No trivia or quizzes yet. Add some now »