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The Magic Shell

3.62  ·  Rating Details ·  8 Ratings  ·  2 Reviews
When his family moves from the Dominican Republic to New York City, Jaime uses his uncle's magical shell to call up happy memories.
Hardcover, 90 pages
Published September 1st 1995 by Scholastic (first published 1995)
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Semyon Semyonoff
Jan 21, 2016 Semyon Semyonoff rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
El Regalo Mágico es una historia fantástica para niños y niñas por todo el mundo. Jaime es un niño quien vive en la República Dominica. Todo va bien, entonces su familia decide a mudar a Nueva York. Jaime no le gusta esa idea, porque no va a ver a sus amigos y familia. Cuando llega a Nueva York, Jaime está muy aburrido, enojado, y triste que mudo y quería volver a la República Dominica. Eventualmente, Jaime se hace amigos con otros Americanos. Luego, cuando Jaime hace un buen trabajo en la escue ...more
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Jul 13, 2012 Ryan Miller rated it liked it
This story about immigrants creating home in a new place is told simply and feels realistic. It's absolutely worth reading for those who are moving, have moved or want to understand the perspective of a traveler.
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Nicholasa Mohr (born November 1, 1938) is one of the best known Nuyorican writers. Her works tell of growing up in the Puerto Rican communities of the Bronx and El Barrio and of the difficulties Puerto Rican women face in the United States. She was raised in the Bronx. From 1988 through 1991, she taught at Queens College, City University of New York. From 1994 through 1995, she was Writer-in-Resid ...more
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