Making It Home

Making It Home One new older nerdy bossy stepsister one mysterious book in an antique store and one relic take two brothers back in time to the turn of the twentieth century when millions of people are immigrat

  • Title: Making It Home
  • Author: Suzanne Roche
  • ISBN: 9780996148467
  • Page: 140
  • Format: Paperback
  • One new older, nerdy, bossy stepsister, one mysterious book in an antique store, and one relic take two brothers back in time to the turn of the twentieth century, when millions of people are immigrating to America For the newcomers trying to make New York City their home, it s a place of dreams, hard work, and opportunity and poverty, hardship, and illness.But how canOne new older, nerdy, bossy stepsister, one mysterious book in an antique store, and one relic take two brothers back in time to the turn of the twentieth century, when millions of people are immigrating to America For the newcomers trying to make New York City their home, it s a place of dreams, hard work, and opportunity and poverty, hardship, and illness.But how can three children help their new immigrant friends when they have enough to figure out For starters, what are they doing in the past and how are they going to make it home to the future Join Peri, Henry, and Max on their adventure with the help of actual photographs, documents, and artwork that make the past come alive To get your hands on even history, there are ten different games, recipes, and activities based on the story Make Irish soda bread and dill pickles, try to live on an immigrant s salary, match slang from the 1900s to modern day words, learn a card game popular on immigrant ships, and .

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    1. I don't know how Suzanne does it, but when I read "Making it Home" I'm almost hearing myself reading it to my own kids. The writing style is superb! There's probably an official term for the tense used but I'd call it a lively cross between past and present.Peri and her two younger step brothers Henry and Max find themselves transported from an antique room to a ship full of immigrants sailing to America in 1892. Whilst Henry and Max are troubled and just want to get back home, Peri is enthusias [...]

    2. Many 'timeslip' novels assume the similar formats begun so many years ago and presented by so many great authors: children stumble into the past, learn to cope with that era's atmosphere, and search for a way back home. And given its title, one would expect a similar approach from Roche in Making it Home - but hers is quite a different presentation and offers far more than most fantasy 'timeslip' stories by incorporating a focus on realistic historical events.Suzanne W. Roche succeeds in creatin [...]

    3. Check out: 5girlsbookreviewsREVIEW BY: Arianna, age 12 years, 8 monthsMAY CONTAIN SPOILER:Have you ever wondered what it would be like to travel back in time? This book is about Peri and her two brothers traveling back in time to America at the turn of the 20th century. They meet Annie Moore, Theodore Roosevelt, and Jacob Riis. My favorite part is the end when Max sets another antique on the encyclopedia and it begins again. My favorite character is Henry because he is the most like me. He worri [...]

    4. I read MAKING IT HOME by Suzanne Roche from the perspective of giving it to my ten year old granddaughter and found it entertaining. It was also quite informative with regard to our country's immigration policy over 100 years ago. MAKING IT HOME held personal interest for our family since my grandparents immigrated to this country in the 1890's. I enjoyed reading the experiences that Peri, Henry, and Max encountered as they learned a key insight --- work together and help others. I won MAKING IT [...]

    5. I am honored to have received a copy of this book through a Giveaway. I am a children's librarian and intend to add this book to our collection now that I have finished reading it.As a huge fan of historical fiction, I was not sure what to expect of this children's time travel novel, especially after reading mixed reviews. Thankfully, I am very happy with this book! It is a page turner from start to finish and demands a sequel even before the mishap at the end! I can't wait to get my hands on t [...]

    6. This book is a decent attempt at a time travel story that shows how life really was in days gone by. The concept is nice, but the execution is sometimes confusing with perspective shifts jumping around quite a bit. As an adult I had only a little trouble following these and it didn't really bother me, but I think it could be very confusing for children. In my ecopy the pictures that accompanied the story were very small - really too small to be of use or value for visually helping children see t [...]

    7. This is an enjoyable book to read. It is a great way to introduce children to the concept of living in different times. I found myself falling into the book early on.In this book two brothers and their stepsister, with the aid of an old relic, travel back to the early 20th century. While here they discover the life of immigrants during this time.As with other books that I have had on my ebook reader, the pictures were not clear but I think this would be resolved by buying a hard copy of the book [...]

    8. I received a copy of this book through a giveaway, and as I am obviously not the target audience I'll refrain from rating. What I will note is that this is a cute story with great facts and engaging activities. I would definitely recommend it to anyone looking to engage children in reading.

    9. I want my children to read this book - because I think it's adventurous and fun - as well as being educational.It's very similar to another book I've read recently - but is another twist on the tale.It's well written and I think this book would appeal well to good young readers with imagination.

    10. got this book free through . enjoyed it more than I thought I wouldJoin Peri, Henry, and Max on their adventure an interesting take on time travel . one of the best parts is the actual period photographs, documents, and artwork to give the reader a view into the past where the action is going on. recommended for YA readers

    11. Received this book from . A delightfull story written to teach history to young people. Children find themselves going back in time to when thousands of imagrents came to New York through Ellis Island.So I can't spell!

    12. Today We DidPeri was an only child until her Dad remarried, then she became a big sister to Henry and Max. All three of them spend their afternoons in the antique store owned by Peri’s father and grandfather. Whilst exploring the stockroom, Max finds a set of old keys and takes them to show Henry, placing them on top of an antiques encyclopeadia. Peri tries to stop him, but it’s too late, and they are all transported back to Ellis Island when the first immigrants were processed through there [...]

    13. Making it HomeSuzanne RocheTime to Time SeriesJuvenile, History, fantasyReview: It was a quiet day for Peri and her two stepbrothers Henry and Max, at the antique store. That is until Max places some very old keys on top of a book called Roger’s Encyclopedia of Antiques and Extraordinary Curiosities. This is no ordinary book though and soon Peri and her brothers find themselves on a ship headed towards Ellis Island. On board is young Annie Moore this first person to land at Ellis Island. Of co [...]

    14. amzn/1VBLEoSTwo brothers Max and Henry and their semi resent step sister Peri are the main characters you can imagine, they don't quite get along. They're all struggling in their own way. Peri's father owns an antique shop Peri loves it, the boys do not.After school they all meet there because, they do? it's not the most clear about why. maybe because their home is farther away and not in walking distance, so they wait to be picked up.So sibling squabbles and then bam, they're in the past. And t [...]

    15. I received a free copy of this book through and I would like to thank them and Suzanne Roche for the book. I typically read through a good book quickly but this one I took my time to read it as I decided to discover it by reading it to my son (age 8) during his bedtime routine. The time slip device is engaging, especially when read out loud. The plot had enough action to keep my son intrigued and looking forward to the next night and what the next few chapters would bring. I personally enjoyed [...]

    16. Overall, I found this book to be a lot of fun to read. The concept is interesting in that it involves modern day children who time travel to different time periods. I found the information simply stated (for children) and accurate. I am always looking for children's books that have a bit of historical fact in them which is why I chose this book. I honestly didn't notice the narrative part as a couple of other reviewers noticed but then I was more involved in the overall story itself which I full [...]

    17. I received my copy of "Making It Home" through the giveaway program.I'm always looking for new books to share with my grandkids. I love history and this book combines history and fantasy as three kids go back in time to the opening of Ellis Island in New York. They meet some interesting people on their journey -- Annie Moore (the first person registered at Ellis Island) and Jacob Riis (his photographs and articles shed light on the deplorable living conditions in the tenements on NYC urein the [...]

    18. This adventure book (first of a series, I hope) introduces a newly blended family and their adventures triggered by artifacts found in the family's antique store. Peregrine, 14, is a bit leery of step-brothers Henry, 12, and Max, 9, who do not seem to know what to do when they are forced to spend their afternoons together. Suddenly they are standing on a ship entering New York Harbor in 1892. Peri tries to guide the boys through turn of the century New York, looking for clues that will allow the [...]

    19. I have received this book in exchange for an honest review through NetGalley.The concept is quite unique, I loved this historical integration. Assuming the historical parts are true (I'm Canadian, with very little American history knowledge) I actually felt that I learned something while reading this book.However, the dialogue was not fun. It was quite choppy and kept flipping tense without much notice. One moment Peri is taking to her brothers, the next she is 'talking' to herself about the pas [...]

    20. Making It Home is part history, part novel. It uses pictures - and even old photographs - to bring history to life for its readers. That, actually, was pretty cool.However, the heroes of the story - three siblings - seemed too cookie-cutter to me. (Sorry.) They felt like stereotypes of children, instead of living, breathing characters, and that made it hard to identify with them. And the point of view jumped from character to character without scene or chapter breaks, which made things confusing [...]

    21. This is probably the most clever history lesson I have ever read. It never felt like learning, it just felt like two boys and their know-it-all stepsister as they stumble through time thanks to a magic antiques book. The dialogue is witty and the story woven together through several points in New York's immigrant history.I hope the child I pass it on to enjoys the writing as much as I do.The only complaint I have is that there are a few too many grammar mistakes for a children's book. Having to [...]

    22. ***RECEIVED FROM GIVEAWAY***I loved how the author has mixed fiction with fact. It's a very different kind of historical fiction, almost like the history programmes I used to watch at school when I was little. Children sent back in time learn about the era and then there are projects to enhance the learning. The only reason I didn't give it 5 stars was because the jumping in time got to be a little confusing, but other than that, this would make a great series of history books for kids.

    23. An interesting pathway to historyI found this to be a fascinating book about New York in the 1900s. The children in the story are believable and their response to their strange situation seems quite normal. The best part of the book were all of the photos included. I certainly enjoyed seeing the people and places that were written about. This is a great book for young readers, as it gives them a real sense of the time period

    24. I received this book in a Giveaway and saved it for my 10 year old granddaughter. I did a quick read first, and found it to be well written with a sense of intrigue for the young reader. It gave an appreciation for a blended family, as well as an opportunity to read about and engage in activities of the past. Not only did my granddaughter enjoy it, but her younger sister is reading it now. I would recommend this book to others.

    25. A very good chapter book for children. I won this through GoodReads! I like how the book includes the historical pictures, which help to move the story along. The children in the novel learn something about history, as well about family relationships, as they continue their adventures. I will share this book with my grandson.

    26. Three step children go back in time to the opening of Ellis Island and various times in New York City, where they meet some everyday people as well as famous people such as Jacob Riis and Teddy Roosevelt. Activities at the back of the book include word cross and recipes. Great introduction to the time period of the late 1800 to early 1900s for grades 4-6.

    27. The pictures showing real scenes around New York in the mid-to-late 1800s worked well to show readers a little bit about what life was like there at that time. The literary device used to allow the characters to go back in time should work to allow additional books in this series to explore other time periods.

    28. This was a good story if you're a big fan of history. I thought all of the pictures were awesome, and enhanced the book. I enjoyed the story, but I wish it had a little more action. It has a ton of historical facts which overshadowed the story at times. The information at the end of the story was neat, and a great addition!

    29. Gripping, thought provoking read. History brought to life for children and adults alike. The extra information, puzzles and recipes make it an interesting and exciting book that can be read to inspire the reader to learn more about the era it covers.

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