At Home in a New Land

At Home in a New Land

By Joan Sandin; Joan Sandin (Illustrator)

HarperCollins, Hardcover, 9780060580773, 64pp.

Publication Date: September 1, 2007


Finally, Carl Erik and his family have come to the end of their long journey from Sweden to their new home in Minnesota! But Carl Erik finds that though the trip is over, a whole new adventure awaits. He must attend a new school where lessons are taught in English. His closest neighbors just happen to be Indians. And when his father travels to a distant town to work, Carl Erik must face the challenges of being the man of the house—including finding a way to feed his family. Will Carl Erik ever feel at home in his new land?

Joan Sandin creates a moving portrait of the uncertainty, eagerness, and triumphs that come with moving to a new country.

About the Author

Joan Sandin is the illustrator of many books for young readers, including the "I Can Read" books Small Wolf, written by Nathaniel Benchley, Snowshoe Thompson, written by Nancy Smiler Levinson, and her own The Long Way Westward and The Long Way to a New Land. Ms. Sandin lives in Tucson, AZ.

Praise For At Home in a New Land

“A solid introduction to historical fiction.”
-School Library Journal

“Sandin skillfully presents this slice of immigrant life through words and illustrations that will both inform and please.”
-Kirkus Reviews