C. B. Mordan
Atheneum Books for Young Readers
In the early years of the twentieth century, a Swedish family encounters separation and other hardships upon immigrating to New York City until the son is cast in a silent movie, in a picture book that evokes an actual silent movie.
Family Relationships; Culture/Ethnicity; Poverty; Language barrier; Immigrants and refugees; begging; financial hardship; impoverished family; impoverished parents; impoverished child; communication barrier; different languages; immigrant family; resettlement; relocation
mother and father
Best Children's Books of the Year, 2004
Booklist Book Review Stars, 2003
Children's Catalog, Eighteenth Edition, Supplement, 2004
Children's Catalog, Nineteenth Edition, 2006
Notable Children's Books, 2004 Middle Reader
boats; movies; silent movies; American dream; hope; Statue of Liberty; separated from father; lost; searching; thief; theater; black and white pictures
., Avi, "Silent Movie" (2003). Diverse Families. 1712.