The Quiet Place

By Stewart, Sarah

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ISBN
978-0-37432-565-7
Publisher
Farrar/Margaret Ferguson


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School Library Journal

Reviewed on October 1, 2012  |  Fiction

K-Gr 3–Set in 1957, this epistolary story is told in 12 letters from a child to her Aunt Lupita. Isabel, her parents, and her older brother emigrate from Mexico to the United States, leaving her aunt behind. From her new home, Isabel writes about her struggle with learning English, starting school, helping her mother bake cakes for children’s parties, and building her “quiet place”–-a cardboard playhouse where she feels safe. Cen...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Guide

Reviewed on January 1, 2012

This compelling story records the tough first months of Isabel's life after her family immigrates to America from Mexico. Through letters to h...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Junior Library Guild

Reviewed on November 1, 2012

Isabel’s tale of immigration and assimilation, while set in the 1950s, is relevant today. Many young readers will identify with her experiences. With an understated touch, Sarah Stewart deftly captures Isabel...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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