Anna's Prayer: The True Story of an Immigrant Girl (Young American Immigrants #3) (Hardcover)
(Biography, nondenominational) "Tapping into the most powerful interest on the planet-the hunger to know who we are and where we come from.... Greatest story...for young and old." - Jeff Gallup, TV producer. Discover the 1880s tale of Anna Anderson, a girl living in Sweden with her mother and her sister, Ida. The family is poor but happy. When they change religions, the women are persecuted and Anna's mother has trouble finding work.
Anna and Ida's mother sends them to America, without her, to find a better life. Because Ida must work in Idaho, the sisters separate, and little Anna travels alone to Salt Lake City. Late at night, Anna arrives at the train station; but her female host is not there to meet her as arranged. Unable to speak English, the child prays Heavenly Father will send someone to help her--someone who speaks Swedish. But the answer to Anna's prayer goes beyond what she could have imagined.
#3, Young American Immigrants series (stand-alone nonfiction, previous title not needed. Agnes's Rescue I], Ida's Witness II], Samuel Sailing IV]) for kids ages 5 and up (kindergarten - fifth grade). Stories of real immigrant children transfix readers and transcend culture and time. Look inside
Second printing. Get this soft cover or hard cover hybrid picture book (also an ebook) on refugees, family history/genealogy, and faith. 1,000 read-aloud words by best-selling, award-winning author and media professor Karl Beckstrand (see 60+ multicultural books--click Karl Beckstrand above), illustrated by Shari Griffiths; 30 full-color pages, 8.5"x8.5". Free family history/geography lesson plans, images, and video book trailer: Premio Publishing (worldwide rights (c) 2017), PremioBooks, libraries, and all major distributors. JNF007120, JNF053240, JNF025200, JNF038060, JNF007080, JNF057050, JNF019060; LCCN: 2013913404, eISBN: 9781370706174, Hard ISBN: 978-0985398866, Soft ISBN: 978-0615856179