The Orphan of Ellis Island: A Time-Travel Adventure by Elvira Woodruff, Paperback | Barnes & Noble®The events of the novel take place at Ellis Island , where a boy, Dominic, is on a class trip with his new class shortly after being placed in a new foster home, and eventually finds his way into a janitorial closet. He falls asleep. When he wakes up, there is no students or anyone he knew who came to this trip in sight. Lonely and afraid, he picks up display telephones talking to the recordings that are the voices of immigrants who talk about their lives and their journey to America. Someone answers him but whispers and all of a sudden he has been transported back in time.
Orphan of Ellis Island, Chapter 26
The Orphan of Ellis Island : a time travel adventure
Thank you! Fifth-grader Dominic is on a class trip to Ellis Island, thinking about how he has outgrown his unfashionable shoes and how different he is from his well-off classmates. A friendless orphan and frequently relocated foster child, Dominic has recently made an embarrassing mistake that makes him eager for the next upheaval. He longs for a family of his own; after he is accidentally locked into the park building, he makes contact with a long-dead relative and travels back to Italy in There he meets three orphan boys; desperately poor and hungry, two of them eventually make passage to the US on a ship, after illness kills the other.
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Which age group would match the interest and content of this book? The author takes an improbable premise and makes the reader believe the impossible is possible. Give a brief summary of the book: On a class trip to Ellis Island, Dominic Cantori, an orphan and foster-child, falls asleep on an Ellis Island school trip. When he wakes up, the museum is deserted, but the recorded voice in one of the oral history displays seems to talk directly to him. He is transported back in time to Italy, and must make his way back to America, along with two young immigrants.