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"Agnes's Rescue: The True Story of an Immigrant Girl" is a very moving and timely tale with very nice drawings in 36 pages. Agnes's Mormon family was poor in Scotland but had a good attitude to life and were happy. Most of the family moved to America to be with the Saints in Utah. Agnes's mother saved every penny so that she and her children could go to America and be with them. They finnaly left in 1856 when Agnes was nine-years-old. After arriving on the east coast of America, they had to walk 1,200 miles to Utah, most of it without shoes. About 70 people who walked with them died during the trip. The book tells what happened as they walked and what happened to them later in life. It is a very good book.
I absolutely adored reading Agnes's story. The does a really nice job of putting her in her shoes. You start with a glance at her early life in Glasgow and follow her on her journey as an pioneer in America. I'm a huge fan of books that give me a glance into what life was like for people in the oast, and this book does just that. I did receive an advance reader copy for my honest review and am looking forward to checking out more if this series.
What a delightful, touching story! I loved reading about Agnes and her brave family as she traveled from Scotland to Utah. The story was retold through Agnes's voice and it was as if I could hear her talking to me, telling me about the exciting, hard, and scary things she experienced in her travels. The illustrations were extremely helpful as they told more of the story and added to Agnes's simple descriptions. I felt myself cheering her on as she walked and walked through the bitter snow. The section with review questions at the end adds a great tool for discussion. Well done!!
Little Agnes is from Glasgow, Scotland and finds herself coming to America to join a group of religious refugees as they travel west to what eventually becomes the state of Utah. Being a modern-day immigrant and a genealogist, I just loved this children's story as it told a story that is dear to my heart, finding a path to what is hoped as a better future, although the going isn't easy. In fact, things were very difficult.
I loved the art work in this book which is richly and beautifully illustrated. It is an enjoyable read even for an adult! Loved it.
I received an ebook copy of this book from the author. All thoughts are my own.
I was given a copy of this book to review. I found it to be educational in a way that captured one's imagination. A true story, about real people who faced real challenges. It brought you along for the journey in words and imagery, bringing to life the struggles and triumphs of Agnes and her family's journey to the join with the Saints in the inter-mountain west. An enjoyable read that will leave you pondering the determination it took for this family to join with their people.
I love the immigrant book series by Karl Beckstrand. Each book looks and feels a bit different to match the countries where the children come from. It's such a sweet way to introduce our young ones to what life is like in different times and countries. He has such a heart for children and always does an excellent job!