Publication Date: September 1998
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Set at the turn of the century, this sensitively told story, based on the true story of the author's own mother's journey to America, follows the journey of two young sisters as they travel from their small village in Russia to join their papa in New York. In her lively text, Edith Tarbescu communicates the hopes and fears of the two young immigrants. Expressive illustrations capture the many extraordinary moments of the sisters' transatlantic journey including their glorious reunion with Papa, made possible with the help of a pair of special Sabbath candlesticks.
Lydia Dabcovich is the author/illustrator of many books for children. She lives with her husband in Brookline, Massachusetts.
"...colorful illustrations capture all the confusion of the meigrant experience, as well as the exhilaration." Kirkus Reviews