Joan Sandin

Books by This Author

At Home in a New Land

Age Level: 3-6

Carl Erik and his family have finally arrived in Minnesota! They are ready for a new set of adventures, including learning English, planting new crops, and getting to know their Obijway neighbors. This Easy Reader sequel to "The Long Way to a New Land" encourages beginning readers to think about what it really means to feel at home.

The Long Way to a New Land

Age Level: 3-6

Carl Erik's father isn't sure what to do when the rain won't come, the crops won't grow, and the cows won't give milk. When a letter comes from Uncle Axel in America, he and Mamma decide to leave Sweden behind and start a new life. Written as an I-Can-Read-Book (Level 3), the story conveys the emotion, hardship, and excitement of emigrating to America during Sweden's "hunger years" in 1868-9.