The Long Way Series

By Joan Sandin
Level 2

The Long Way to a New Land by Joan Sandin is a lovely early reader. We join Carl Erik and his family as they emigrate by sea from the harsh farm life they are living in Sweden to the hopeful and exciting new opportunities in America. This book is very well done and narrates the hardships and trials that Swedish Emigrants had to endure as they traveled, but it’s done in a light and acceptable way for a young reader. This historical fiction story of a family’s hope and desire for America gives early readers an opportunity to understand what Emigration was really like.

Books in this series we have reviewed and recommend: The Long Way to a New Land, At Home in a New Land

Books in this series that did not make the booklist: The Long Way Westward

(Reviewed by an Official Good and Beautiful Reviewer)

Series Yes
Region Sweden, America
Genre Historical Fiction
The Good and the Beautiful Library No
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  • 3.5 Entertainment Value
  • 3.5 Moral Value
  • 5 Educational Value
  • 4 Literary Value
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