Anna and Solomon

"An American story that is at once personal, timeless and universal." - Kirkus Reviews

By Elaine Snyder Illustrated by Harry Bliss Read by Qarie Marshall Children's Nonfiction / History - United States / Jewish English Age group 5-9 13m Sell Sheet Also available on
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1 Video DVD November 11, 2014 $22.99 $22.99 9781633792111 Add to Cart
									In 1897, a young man named Solomon fell in love with and married a beautiful young woman named Anna. They lived in Russia, which was dangerous at that time for a Jewish family, so Solomon moved to the United States, where he worked and saved until he had enough money to send Anna a ticket for the voyage across the ocean. But when Solomon went to meet Anna's ship, Anna's younger brother was waiting for him. Solomon took in her brother and worried and saved until he could send the money for Anna's passage again - but this time, Anna's older brother was waiting. When Solomon sent the money a third time and Anna's mother arrived, Solomon wondered if he would ever see his dear wife again.

“Narrator Qarie Marshall skillfully presents Elaine Snyder’s tale like a family member passing down an important memory to a grandchild. Humor, rich language, and delightful illustrations with spoken “word bubbles” enhance this memorable and true story.” - School Library Journal (video review)

"Veteran narrator Qarie Marshall excellently contrasts characters’ Yiddish and New York accents, and ethnic background music adds to the setting in this adaptation of Snyder’s debut book, which is a good choice for eliciting discussions about family history and the immigrant experience." - Booklist (video review)