Yossi's Goal

Yossi's Goal

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Baker & Taylor
Yossi and his family--newly arrived in Montreal from their village in Russia--are finding it hard to scrape by with enough money to live, but Yossi still wants to play hockey with the boys down the street, even though he doesn't have skates.

Orca Book Publishers
Yossi, a Jewish immigrant boy in Montreal, longs to play hockey, but when his father becomes ill and cannot work, all Yossi's hard-earned savings must go to help his family, not to buy skates.
Yossi Mendelsohn works hard to help his family survive after they flee Russia to find a better life in Montreal. He sells newspapers and carries bundles from the garment factory. Yossi longs to play "le hockey" with the French boys, but he has no skates. When his father falls ill and his sister and her fiancé organize a walkout at the factory, Yossi's dream of lacing on skates seems farther away than ever.

Publisher: Victoria, British Columbia ;, Custer, Washington :, Orca Book Publishers,, [2006]
Copyright Date: ©2006
ISBN: 9781551434940
Characteristics: 1 online resource (145 pages) : illustrations, portraits


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Mar 31, 2009

this was a great read and of caurse i nominated it!!

Jan 02, 2009

I almost (ALMOST!!) gave my silver Birch Express vote to this vote but then I picked another book!But it`s still a supa dupa great book

samdog123 Dec 08, 2008

A charming view of 19th century Montreal featuring Yossi and his family who have recently immigrated to Canada to avoid political persecution in Europe. On last year's forest of reading list.

litlbit May 12, 2008

This book got my vote for the 2008 Silver Birch Award

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