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ISBN:9781551434926

Yossi's Goal

by Ellen Schwartz

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list price: $7.95
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published: Sep 2006
ISBN:9781551434926
Description

Yossi Mendelsohn works hard to help his family survive after they flee Russia to find a better life in Montreal. He sells newspapers and carries bundles from the garment factory. Yossi longs to play "le hockey" with the French boys, but he has no skates. When his father falls ill and his sister and her fiancé organize a walkout at the factory, Yossi's dream of lacing on skates seems farther away than ever.

About the Author
Ellen Schwartz is the author of over fifteen books. In addition to writing books, she has published dozens of magazine articles and adult short stories, and her stories for children have been published in children's magazines and teaching anthologies. Ellen, whose background is in education, currently works as a corporate and curriculum writer and editor, and teaches creative writing classes at Simon Fraser University and Douglas College. Ellen has two daughters and lives in Vancouver, British Columbia. For more information, visit www.ellenschwartz.net.
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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
Age:
9 to 12
Grade:
4 to 7
Reading age:
9 to 12
Awards
  • Short-listed, Silver Birch nominee
  • Commended, CCBC Our Choice
  • Short-listed, Chocolate Lily nominee
Editorial Reviews

"Boys will enjoy this engaging fast-paced novel...Schwartz does an admirable job of presenting a complex topic in a brief novel for younger or struggling readers. Highly Recommended."

— CM Magazine

"Believable, engrossing and provides numerous opportunities for exploring the difficulties of immigrants."

— Canadian Teacher Magazine

"Can be used when one needs an immigration story to suggest to boys."

— AJL Newsletter

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