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A house of tailors

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This edition was published in by Wendy Lamb Books in New York.

Written in English

148 pages

When thirteen-year-old Dina emigrates from Germany to America in 1871, her only wish is to return home as soon as she can, but as the months pass and she survives a multitude of hardships living with her uncle and his young wife and baby, she finds herself thinking of Brooklyn as her home.

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A house of tailors
2005, Thorndike Press
in English - Large print ed.
Cover of: A house of tailors
A house of tailors
2004, Wendy Lamb Books
in English
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A House of Tailors
2004, Random House Children's Books
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A house of tailors

First published in 2004



Work Description

SEWING! NO ONE could hate it more than Dina Kirk. Endless tiny stitches, button holes, darts. Since she was tiny, she's worked in her family's dressmaking business, where the sewing machine is a cranky member of the family.When 13-year-old Dina leaves her small town in Germany to join her uncle's family in Brooklyn, she turns her back on sewing. Never again! But looking for a job leads her right back to the sewing machine. Why did she ever leave home? Here she is, still with a needle and thread--and homesick to boot. She didn't know she could be this homesick, but she didn't know she could be so brave either, as she is standing up to an epidemic or a fire. She didn't know she could grow so close to her new family or to Johann, the young man from the tailor's shop. And she didn't know that sewing would reveal her own wonderful talent--and her future. In Dina, the beloved writer Patricia Reilly Giff has created one of her most engaging and vital heroines. Readers will enjoy seeing 1870s Brooklyn through Dina's eyes, and share her excitement as she discovers a new world.From the Hardcover edition.

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Library of Congress PZ7.G3626 Hr 2004
Dewey [Fic]

A house of tailors

This edition was published in by Wendy Lamb Books in New York.


Edition Description

When thirteen-year-old Dina emigrates from Germany to America in 1871, her only wish is to return home as soon as she can, but as the months pass and she survives a multitude of hardships living with her uncle and his young wife and baby, she finds herself thinking of Brooklyn as her home.

Edition Notes

Genre
Fiction.

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
[Fic]
Library of Congress
PZ7.G3626 Hr 2004

The Physical Object

Pagination
148 p. ;
Number of pages
148

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL3681179M
Internet Archive
houseoftailors00giff
ISBN 10
0385730667, 0385908792
LC Control Number
2003026103
Library Thing
693020
Goodreads
1901235
6961219

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