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A Faraway Island

By: Annika Thor
translated from the Swedish by: Linda Schenck

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The streets of Vienna are swarming with Nazi soldiers and Jewish families aren't safe. Stephie and Nellie Steiner are sent to Sweden to await their parents' escape to Amsterdam, where they will be reunited and make their way to America. But the situation in Vienna worsens and the girls seem stuck in their temporary homes.  Eight-year-old Nellie is happy, but twelve-year-old Stephie isn't so lucky.  Her foster mother is cold and uncaring, and to make matters worse, she has no friends. Does her relationship with her host family change? Will she ever see her parents again?

 

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Prepared by Pat Scales, Children's Literature Consultant, Greenville, South Carolina.