A Faraway Island

A Faraway Island

Book - 2011
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In 1939 Sweden, two Jewish sisters wait 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.
Publisher: New York : Yearling, 2011
Edition: 1st Yearling ed
ISBN: 9780375844959
Branch Call Number: J THO
Characteristics: 247 p. : map ; 20 cm
Additional Contributors: Thor, Annika
Schenck, Linda


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Jul 01, 2015

Much better than I was expecting. Stephie's personality really changes over the course of the book, and gradually, her foreign character almost becomes your own. I enjoyed the plot, the way the story is told, and how you can feel what Stephie is feeling. I will be reading the next book in the trilogy.

Sep 26, 2013

beautiful book!


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