Nell Dunne: Ellis Island, 1904
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Nell Dunne: Ellis Island, 1904 (American Diaries #16)

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Ellis Island
1904 Still aboard the ASTORIA
February 12, 1904

"I want to get off this cold, gray ocean more than I have ever wanted anything....oh, how I just wish we would arrive and be off this smelly ship."

The ship is nearing Ellis Island. Arriving in America will mean seeing her father again after two long years, but Nell Dunne is still miserable. The journey has been...more
Paperback, 144 pages
Published August 1st 2000 by Aladdin
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May 17, 2009 Clara rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Children interested in history
An fictional account of what it was like to travel to and go through Ellis Island. For a children's novel, it accurately portrayed the fear and struggle of people over a hundred years before our time.
Nell Dunne is scared. She and her mother, baby sister, older brother, and grandmother have endured the long journey from Ireland to the United States to be reuinted with her father after two long years. But before they can rejoin him, they will have to go through Ellis Island. Nell is worried that her grandmother, who is weak and forgetfull, will not pass the inspection. If Granny Rose fails the inspection, Nell will have to accompany her back to Ireland to care for her, and she will never see h...more
Nice little story about one families trip through Ellis Island.
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