The Orphan of Ellis Island: A Time-Travel Adventure

An exciting time-travel adventure to Italy in 1908!

One day, on a class trip to Ellis Island, Dominic Cantori faces his worst fantsty--a tour guide asks the children about their families. But Dominic is an orphan, living his entire life with one foster family after another and has no family to call his own. Not wanting to be part of this conversation, Dominic flees from his class and hides in the museum until everyone leaves and it's dark and deserted. Now, his only solace is the recorded voices on the display telephones of the immigrants who came to Ellis Island so long ago. But to Dominic's surprise, the voice of the Italian immigrant suddenly begins to speak directly to him! And before he knows it, he's transported back in time--to Italy in 1908. There he unlocks the door to his past, where he discovers what it means to be loved--and to be part of a family!

The bestselling author of GEORGE WASHINGTON'S SOCKS and THE RAVENMASTER'S SECRET, Woodruff has written more than twenty books for children, including picture books, historical fiction, and lighthearted fantasy. Her numerous school visits each year are popular with kids and teachers. The sequel to GEORGE WASHINGTON'S SOCKS, GEORGE WASHINGTON'S SPY, will be published in November 2010. She lives with her family in Martin's Creek, Pennsylvania.

ISBN: 9780590482462

ISBN-10: 9780590482462

Publisher: Scholastic Paperbacks

Publication Date: 07/01/2000 - 12:00am

On Sale: 07/01/2000 - 12:00am

Pages: 192

Language: English


Juvenile Fiction / Family / Orphans & Foster Homes

Juvenile Fiction / Social Themes / Emigration & Immigration

Juvenile Fiction / Historical / Europe