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The orphan of ellis island author study blue group

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The orphan of ellis island author study blue group

  1. 1. Group Members Names: Jamie, Benjamin, Mark Elvira Woodruff Author Study Research Report Background on the Author1. Where and in what date was Elvira Woodruff born?Elvira Woodruff was born on June 19, 1951, Somerville, New Jersey.2. What are some of her hobbies?Elvira Woodruff likes to travel and research her stories. She also enjoysworking in her garden, and baking cookies and pie.3. How did Woodruff discover that she wanted to be a writer?The author did not start writing until the age of 35. She had no clue what she wasgoing to do in college. Her parents said that they would supporther in whatever shedecided to do. So, she quit college and went back to New Jersey and started towrite.4. What other jobs did Woodruff have before she became a published author?Woodruff was a Janitor in an office building, an ice cream truck driver, library storyteller,window dresser, store owner, gardener, receptionist, and a writer.
  2. 2. The Orphan of Ellis Island1. Make a prediction about what this novel will aboutA prediction we had was that he will time travel back in time toItaly. Also, that he goes back to Italy and find his father. Alsothat he will meet people named Francesco, and Violetta.Another one is that he will have a family at the end.2. Who are some of the characters that will be in this book?We know that one of the characters will be the orphan from EllisIsland named Dominic Cantori. Some other characters will beFrancesco and Violetta.3. How do you think this book will relate to George Washington’s Socks?This relates to George Washington Socks because both of thebooks will have characters that travel back in time. Also, thisrelates to George Washington Socks because Elvira Woodruffsaid that she puts a little bit of magic and a little bit of history ineach one of her books.
  3. 3. Fun Facts ● Did you know that Elvira Woodruff wrote over 40 books? ● The author combines history and magic in equal measures in her novels. ● Becoming a writer was a surprise ● She wrote her first poem at the age of 9. ● She always had a great imagination: “My father was a truck driver. I would imagine all the places I would go with him.”11 <http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51VqqDEElvL._BO2,204,203,200_PIsitb-sticker-arrow-click,TopRight,35,-76_SX240_SY320_CR,0,0,240,320_SH20_OU01_.jpg>

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