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The Resource A Faraway Island

A Faraway Island

Label
A Faraway Island
Title
A Faraway Island
Statement of responsibility
Annika Thor ; translated by Linda Schenck
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Two Jewish sisters leave Austria during WWII/Holocaust and find refuge in Sweden.It's the summer of 1939. Two Jewish sisters from Vienna—12-year-old Stephie Steiner and 8-year-old Nellie—are sent to Sweden to escape the Nazis. They expect to stay there six months, until their parents can flee to Amsterdam; then all four will go to America. But as the world war intensifies, the girls remain, each with her own host family, on a rugged island off the western coast of Sweden.Nellie quickly settles in to her new surroundings. She's happy with her foster family and soon favors the Swedish language over her native German. Not so for Stephie, who finds it hard to adapt; she feels stranded at the end of the world, with a foster mother who's as cold and unforgiving as the island itself. Her main worry, though, is her parents—and whether she will ever see them again
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Summary
In 1939 Sweden, two Jewish sisters wait in seperate foster homes for their parents to join them in fleeing the Nazis in Austria, but while eight-year-old Nellie settles in quickly, twelve-year-old Stephie feels stranded at the end of the world, with a foster mother who is as cold and unforgiving as the island on which they live
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Award
  • Mildred L. Batchelder Award, 2010.
  • ALA Notable Children's Book, 2010
  • USBBY Outstanding International Book, 2010.
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334880
Cataloging source
BT
Literary form
fiction
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  • 4
  • 6
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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True
Series statement
Steiner sisters quartet
Series volume
0001
Target audience
juvenile
Label
A Faraway Island
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Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:75393bd5-27fe-438d-b552-b7093bda0f12
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780375893704
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
A Faraway Island
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:75393bd5-27fe-438d-b552-b7093bda0f12
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
http://library.link/vocab/inputERC
True
Isbn
9780375893704
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Specific material designation
optical disk

Library Locations

    • Pasadena Public Library - Central LibraryBorrow it
      1201 Jeff Ginn Memorial Drive, Pasadena, TX, 77506, US
      29.6929282 -95.1969043
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