All the Way to America (Hardcover)
The Story of a Big Italian Family and a Little Shovel
Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers, 9780375866425, 40pp.
Publication Date: March 8, 2011
"All the Way to America is a charmer. Yaccarino's heartwarming story rings clearly with truth, good cheer, and love." --Tomie dePaola, winner of a Caldecott Honor Award for Strega Nona
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Praise For All the Way to America: The Story of a Big Italian Family and a Little Shovel…
Starred Review, Publishers Weekly:
"In this affectionate personal history, Yaccarino (Lawn to Lawn) traces his ancestry from Sorrento, Italy to New York City. . . Folksy and warm, this is a timely reminder that America is a nation of immigrants."
Starred Review, School Library Journal, March 2011:
"Yaccarino’s family is proudly Italian, but their immigration story is universal. Readers of varied backgrounds will be able to identify with the search for a better life in a new country, the passing along of values and heirlooms, and the addition of new family members. The story will make an excellent family-history discussion starter."
Starred Review, Kirkus Reviews, February 2011:
"With clarity and deep affection, Yaccarino turns his family history into a story of enduring charm. . . . A gloriously warm celebration."
“All the Way to America is a charmer. Yaccarino’s heartwarming story rings clearly with truth, good cheer, and love.” —Tomie de Paola, winner of a Caldecott Honor Award for Strega Nona
“A shovel is just a shovel, but in Dan Yaccarino’s hands it becomes a way to dig deep into the past and honor all those who helped make us who we are.” —Eric Rohmann, winner of the Caldecott Medal for My Friend Rabbit