Faraway Summer : In the summer of 1910, Dossi is surprised and terrified to discover that her sister is sending her to a farm in Jericho, Vermont, on a Fresh Air Fund vacation. The green mountains of Vermont are very different from her urban Jewish tenement. There are many new things to experience, from milking cows to picking blackberries, and from swimming in a pond to catching fireflies. Dossi cherishes each adventure, but her greatest wish is to have Emma Meade, the brooding daughter of her Christian host family, become her friend. As she struggles to fit into her new rural environment, Dossi comes to realize that, sometimes, worlds apart are not so far away after all. Ages 8 to 12. 155 pages.
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