A House of Tailors

A House of Tailors

This story is one of 13 year old Dina who is sent from Germany to Brooklyn during the 1870s in order to join her uncle and his family, and work in their tailor business.  Dina doesn’t want to sew anymore but instead wants to be a maid, like Aunt Ida.  She despises Uncle, a strong personality, who insists that she uses her gift of sewing to help him in the family business.  You experience Dina’s struggles during her early years in America, until she meets Johann who helps her develop the confidence she needs to fulfill her dream.

I listened to a recorded version of this story, which allowed me to understand the characters more personally through their expressions.  If you like historical fiction, especially about early years of immigration to America, you will enjoy this quick, but well-written read.

Posted by: Pat


12 Responses so far »

  1. 1

    Fionna said,

    This book is wonderful….can I find a website with the MOST IMPORTANT FACTS??? I would appreciate an answer! Please.

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    Baby Ally said,

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    Dina said,

    yes…and quite disturbing….HEY?!! Someone made a book on me? How rude! who was spying on me?!? ….hm….. this patricia reilly gal? this es distrusting… so….so- PLZ HELP ME!!!!

  5. 6

    You wanted to say, “so gay” or “so lez” yes??? I’m quite smart you see…. e=mc2 lol ….This is what lots, of people know already! lol

  6. 8

    ruiy said,

    I know I’m a nerd…but
    ALL nerds are brilliant….am i right?

  7. 9

    coco said,

    why did YOU say that….dat sounds like wat Smarty+Panted=Nerd would say….

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    brilliant said,

    yes…but you know ruiy….that you are wrong…i am brilliant, name and way. Not all nerds are smart. Scientologist are nerds and are dumb in their belief…but let’s talk about the book now…

  9. 12

    Sarah Tao said,

    Weird website, who are you all?

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