Elisa’s Journey

by Lisa Isabel Costa Kane



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 5/30/2017

Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 26
ISBN : 9781480847767
Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 8.5x11
Page Count : 26
ISBN : 9781480847750

About the Book

Five-year-old Elisa lives with her parents in an apartment in the city of Lisbon, Portugal. She doesn’t know it at the time, but her family is poor. She feels rich with the love her family shares with one another.
In Elisa’s Journey, author Lisa Isabel Costa Kane shares her story of growing up in a country ruled by hardship and a cruel dictatorship. She tells about being raised in a place where young girls were taught to embroider, sew, cook, clean, marry, and have children. It was a world where educating girls and women was frowned upon.
Filled with stories of exciting and sometimes scary adventures, Elisa’s Journey offers a look at one little girl’s family of love and loss, animals and friendship, politics and arrests, and danger and accomplishments. Kane tells how she came to America, leaving behind everything she owned and started a new life with nothing but memories. The story of her journey communicates the importance of family, love, and hope.

About the Author

Lisa Isabel Costa Kane came to America from Portugal at age nine with her family in 1966. She earned a bachelor’s degree in young children’s education from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. Kane recently retired after serving more than thirty years as a public-school educator in elementary and special education classrooms.