School Library Journal Review - Adeline's Dream

Reviewed by: Deanna Romriell

Gr 4-7

When Linna, 12, moves from Germany with her mother and brother to Canada where her father has been working, she fears that she will be forced to give up her dream of becoming an opera singer. In her new home, she lives in a sod house and struggles to learn the language. Her relationship with her father is strained as she cannot seem to forgive him for pulling her away from her comfortable old life. With determination, patience, and plenty of work, however, both Adeline and her family discover that their dreams didn't die with the move and that life can be sweet wherever home is found. Adeline is a sympathetic character, and her family is well drawn. Readers who enjoy historical fiction will be served well by this title.

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