Rodzina by Karen CushmanRodzina by Karen Cushman


byKaren Cushman

Paperback | February 9, 2016

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* "A great story." - Booklist, starred review

* "First-person narrative captures personality and spirit . . . poignancy, humor."
- School Library Journal, starred review

"A delightful heroine." - New York Times Book Review

On a cold day in March 1881, twelve-year-old Rodzina Clara Jadwiga Anastazya Brodski is one of a group of orphans boarding a train for the West. They are leaving Chicago to become part of new families. Rodzina is reluctant to go. Chicago is the only home she any memory of, and she knows there's no substitute for the family she has lost. She expects to be adopted and turned into a slave-or worse, not to be adopted at all.
Karen Cushman has written many historical novels for young readers, including the Newbery Honor book Catherine, Called Birdy, and the Newbery Medal winner The Midwife's Apprentice . She lives on Vashon Island near Seattle, Washington.
Title:RodzinaFormat:PaperbackDimensions:224 pages, 7.63 × 5.13 × 0.55 inPublished:February 9, 2016Publisher:Houghton Mifflin HarcourtLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0544540298

ISBN - 13:9780544540293


Editorial Reviews

A natural for American history or social studies classes? especially interesting as a women's history title? a great story." ALA BOOKLIST, STARRED REVIEW Booklist, ALA, Starred Review "An engaging, well-fleshed-out heroine? narrative voice is by turns curious, resentful, humorous, and sad? a comfortable and informative read" BULLETIN FOR THE CENTER FOR CHILDREN'S BOOKS The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books "? story is undemanding and engaging, rolling along with the journey? intriguing cover art? a contemporary feel without anachronism." KIRKUS REVEIWS Kirkus Reviews "Engaging characters, a vivid setting, and a prickly but endearing heroine? first-person narrative captures? personality and spirit? poignancy, humor." SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL, STARRED REVIEW School Library Journal, Starred "Rodzina is prickly, stubborn, and heart-sore but she's also honest, likable and smart? Enough unpredictability to nicely unsettle expectations." THE HORN BOOK Horn Book "marvelous cover illustration? is irresistable? her [Cushman's] choice of subjects is always excellent? a delightful, thoroughly Polish, heroine." NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW The New York Times Book Review"