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The journal of Otto Peltonen : a Finnish immigrant story / William Durbin.

Durbin, William, (author.).

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Greenbush Public Library j DUR (Text) 35500006435968 New Checked out 03/12/2021

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781517910464
  • ISBN: 1517910463
  • Physical Description: 166 pages : illustrations, maps ; 19 cm
  • Edition: First University of Minnesota Press edition.
  • Publisher: Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press, 2020.

Content descriptions

General Note:
"Otto Peltonen is a fictional character created by the author and his journal and its epilogue are works of fiction"--Copyright page.
Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references.
Summary, etc.:
In 1905, fifteen-year-old Otto describes in his journal how he travels from Finland to America, joining his father in a dreary iron mining community in Minnesota and becoming involved in a union fight for better working conditions.
Target Audience Note:
Ages 12. University of Minnesota Press.
Grades 4-6. University of Minnesota Press.
Author Notes

William Durbin is a writer and former teacher who lives on Lake Vermilion at the edge of Minnesota&;s Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness. A winner of the Great Lakes Book Award and a two-time winner of the Minnesota Book Award, he has published twelve novels for young readers, including Song of Sampo Lake, The Darkest Evening, Blackwater Ben, and Dead Man&;s Rapids (all from Minnesota).

Subject: Finns > United States > History > Juvenile fiction.
Minnesota > History > 20th century > Juvenile fiction.
Emigration and immigration > Fiction.
Finnish Americans > Fiction.
Iron mines and mining > Fiction.
Strikes and lockouts > Fiction.
Minnesota > History > 20th century > Fiction.
Diaries > Fiction.
United States
Genre: Children's stories.
Juvenile works

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