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This was a book I read to Julianna for school It was so good It was set in the 1680 s in New Sweden near Jersey I have loved the books chosen by my curriculum A Gentle Feast. Retro Friday is a weekly meme hosted by Angie over at Angieville and focuses on reviewing books from the past This can be an old favorite, an under the radar book you think deservesattention, something woefully out of print, etc.I haven t done a Retro Friday post before, but I read plenty of older books and enjoy talking about them anyway, so I may try to work this into a regular thing Anyway, I had recently re read Elin s Amerika by Marguerite De Angeli, so I thought I d talk about that Retro Friday is a weekly meme hosted by Angie over at Angieville and focuses on reviewing books from the past This can be an old favorite, an under the radar book you think deservesattention, something woefully out of print, etc.I haven t done a Retro Friday post before, but I read plenty of older books and enjoy talking about them anyway, so I may try to work this into a regular thing Anyway, I had recently re read Elin s Amerika by Marguerite De Angeli, so I thought I d talk about that today Marguerite De Angeli is probably best known for her Newbery winning book, A Door in the Wall, but she was a fairly prolific writer illustrator, and also wrote a loose series of books about young people in America s history This isn t as daunting as it sounds one of De Angeli s strengths is her ability to, without making her characters contemporary, create relateable and likeable characters For the most part, her children work as of their time, while at the same time being sympathetic to De Angeli s audience, and even to us today.Elin is a young Swedish girl, living somewhere in what will eventually become Pennsylvania and New Jersey She has three brothers, Peter, Knute, and Axel Axel is working on one of the ships that brings new settlers and supplies to the area And, in the midst of all this strangeness and maleness her neighbors all have boys too she longs for her friend back in Sweden and wishes for another girl to play with I was a little worried about Elin s Amerika, simply because of the fact that I knew these were earlier settlers interacting with the Native Americans andyou know, it s always both annoying and sad when a favorite childhood book turns out to be a problematic By and large, I think Elin comes out okay in this regard There is a tribe that attacks the settlers, but there are several others who help them, and De Angeli seems to be trying to depict a sort of cooperative harmony between the Swedish settlers and the neighboring Native Americans at one point, Fader says, of the others They just don t know us, which is very simplistic, but better than They are evil How close that is to the historical reality is probably highly debatable I simply don t know, so I m not going to try to get into it, but overall I d say that this is one I d feel comfortable reading to children, especially if we were able to discuss a few points afterwards One of the strong points of De Angeli s books are her beautiful illustrations Elin s Amerika is no different the traditional Swedish embroidery is beautifully rendered, and there s a picture at the very end, which I can t find online, of Elin and her family walking through the woods on their way to the Christmas service that s just gorgeous The one I was able to find is the family gathered around their fire in the evening All in all, I was pleasantly surprised by how much I continue to like poor lonely Elin and the ups and downs of her first year in America For those who like such things I do there are nice descriptions of housekeeping and everyday life, as well as a healthy dose of excitement and potential danger Book source public libraryBook information originally published 1941 by Doubleday reissued by American Swedish History Museum in 2007 children s, illustrated This book holds a special place in my heart The little girl in the story s name is Elin which is the Swedish version of Eileen And her middle name is named after the Queen of Sweden at the time, Christina, which is also my middle name The copy of the book I have is signed by the author and will always be special to me.This story tells the life of a young girl who is coming to accept the changes in her life as she grown accustom to living in America She misses her friends, grandfather, and ol This book holds a special place in my heart The little girl in the story s name is Elin which is the Swedish version of Eileen And her middle name is named after the Queen of Sweden at the time, Christina, which is also my middle name The copy of the book I have is signed by the author and will always be special to me.This story tells the life of a young girl who is coming to accept the changes in her life as she grown accustom to living in America She misses her friends, grandfather, and older brother But she knows that she has much to be thankful for As the months go past, Elin has different adventures and celebrations which she is thankful for.The illustrations in this book are beautiful If you get a chance to read this book you will not be disappointed I love it We read this for early American history for our homeschooling first grade What a lovely story The pictures are wonderful too. ( Download Book ) ♩ Elin's Amerika ♰ Award winning children s author Marguerite de Angeli tells the story of Elin, a young girl who has come to live in the New Sweden Colony She helps us envision how these many different peoples Swedes, Finns, Lenape, Minquas Susquehannock , Dutch and British related to one another Elin s search for friendship, love of family, and anticipation of celebrations seem familiar Her isolation from other children, lack of basic things, and the daily routine of chores may seem quite unfamiliar New Sweden was established in , under the guidance of Peter Minuit, when Swedish colonists were sent to the New World to claim lands in the area around the Delaware River in southeastern PA and south NJ For ages Illustrations I received this book from family friends when we moved from Georgia to Washington back in 1981 They gave it to me to remind me of my Swedish heritage I never get tired of reading it and I enjoy the little insight to New Sweden the book gives me. Darling read aloud Perfect to prepare for St Lucia day.