12-year-old Batya wants nothing more than to become a woodcarver like her father, but she’s not allowed to because she’s a girl! Will things be any different for Batya in America?
Ages 9+
Pages 110
Publisher Kar-Ben
Coming Mar 2021
PJ Our Way Author Incentive Award Winner

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78 Reviews

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Amazing book with great messages!

Review by Aliyah

The Woodcarver’s Daughter is about a girl named Batya living in 1915 Russia who wants to be a woodcarver. When she and her family move to America, she hopes the rules will be different, but it’s the same! Only boys can be woodcarvers; girls have to learn to iron and sew! But one day she ditches school and finds a carousel, some new friends, and a chance at following her dream. This was a great book, and I liked seeing a bit of what life was like back then. I loved this book, and I think you will too if you like books about history, feminism, and altogether amazing stories.

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Great book!

Review by Turtleb

This book is about a girl named Batya who moves from Russia to America. Her father is a woodcarver, and she wants to be one too. But she's not allowed to in Russia, because she's a girl. Will it be different in America? To find out, read "The Woodcarver's Daughter" by Yona Zeldis McDonough!

Aug 04, 2021 03:11 PM
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Its a great book..

Review by Lorelei

It’sa great book.

Aug 03, 2021 01:10 PM
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Good book

Review by afoxd

It was a good book to read, but I would have liked it to have been longer.

Aug 02, 2021 06:53 PM
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good book

Review by dianafaith

the book was a good concept but some parts weren't written in a good way also it was a short book but overall a good book

Aug 02, 2021 06:00 PM
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I Enjoyed This Book

Review by Mirrel

It was pretty good. Not the best, and I've read much better books. Though I did enjoy it.

Jul 29, 2021 01:04 PM