by Heidi Smith Hyde
Illustrated by Johanna va der Sterr
Published by Kar Ben, 2010
Set in the heyday of American immigration, Feivel, a skilled woodcarver, travels to America and leaves his family behind to make a better life for them. At first, his success was slow, but then he discovered a carousel maker looking for a woodcarver. Feivel immediately took the job. He carved beautiful horses in memory of his family back home, and after three long years, he finally makes enough money to send for his family, and ride the carousel together.
A moving tale, this book is great for introducing the era of immigration to U.S. History students in 10th grade as well as being a great story book for all ages.
Includes a historical note at the back of the book