Read Me a Story, Ink logo

A Reading Resource for Kids, Parents, and Teachers

When I First Came to This Land

Story Stats

Rating: 4
Grade Level: 3, 4, 5
Page count: 8



Appeared in

Hear the Wind Blow: American Folk Songs Retold

Story Summary

A Swedish immigrant arrives in American and soon finds a shack called Break-My-Back, a cow called No-Milk-Now, a wife called Run-for-Your-Life, a daughter called Run-Fetch-Water and a son called My-Work's-Done.