My Family for the War by Anne C Voorhoeve
  

Synopsis

My Family for the War by Anne C Voorhoeve

At the start of World War II, ten-year-old Franziska Mangold is torn from her family when she boards the kindertransport in Berlin, the train that secretly took nearly 10,000 children out of Nazi territory to safety in England. Taken in by strangers, Frances (as she is now called) courageously pieces together a new life for herself. But what will happen to her when she is finally reunited with her family, now that she's a stranger herself after seven years of war?

Reviews

Winner of the Mildred L. Batchelder AwardWon the Buxtehulde Bulle Prize for Youth LiteratureNominated for the Evangelischer Buchpreis (The Protestant Book Award)An ALSC Notable Children's BookKids

* With the personal Kindertransport history, the intense drama about family, faith, guilt, love, and loyalty in wartime makes this an important addition to the Holocaust curriculum. Booklist, starred review * Events and facts are expertly woven into the girl's emotional growth, and changing relationships . . . provide a rich exploration of identity and self. With a compelling main character and taut and insightful story line, this novel is sure to find no shortage of readers, and it adds a valuable perspective to collections of World War II fiction. School Library Journal, starred review An engaging and often moving coming-of-age story. A poignant, thoughtful work. Kirkus Reviews This multilayered story [which] cogently explores themes of motherhood and adoptive families is gracefully portrayed. Publishers Weekly

About the Author

Anne C. Voorhoeve is an award-winning German novelist and screenwriter. She lives in Berlin, Germany. Tammi Reichel is an instructor of German at the University of Richmond and lives with her family in Virginia.

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Book Info

Format

Paperback
416 pages

Author

Anne C Voorhoeve
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Publisher

Speak an imprint of Penguin Putnam Inc

Publication date

11th March 2015

ISBN

9780147511836


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