Escape from Berlin

Escape from Berlin

by Irene N. Watts

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Overview

  Good-bye Marianne - As autumn turns toward winter in 1938 Berlin, life for Marianne Kohn, a young Jewish girl, begins to crumble. First there was the burning of the neighborhood shops. Then her father, a bookseller, must leave the family and go into hiding. No longer allowed to go to school or even sit in a café, Marianne's only comfort is her beloved mother.

     Remember Me - Young Marianne is one of the lucky ones. She has escaped on the first Kindertransport organized to take Jewish children out of Germany to safety in Britain. At first Marianne is desperate. Marianne speaks little English and is made to feel unwelcomed in her sponsor's home and, most of all, she misses her mother terribly. As the months pass, she realizes that she cannot control the circumstances around her. She must rely on herself if she is to survive.

     Finding Sophie - Sophie Mandel was only seven years old when she arrived in London on the first Kindertransport from Germany. She has grown up with a friend of her parents, a woman she calls Aunt Em, and despite the war and its deprivations, she has made a good life for herself in England with her foster mother. She has even stopped thinking about the parents she left behind. Now the war is over, and fourteen-year-old Sophie is faced with a terrible dilemma. Where does she belong?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781770496118
Publisher: Tundra
Publication date: 09/24/2013
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 432
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 7.60(h) x 1.40(d)
Age Range: 8 - 12 Years

About the Author

Irene N. Watts was born in Berlin, Germany. She arrived in England by Kindertransport on December 10, 1938. She was seven years old and traveled alone. As a playwright and writer who has worked throughout Canada and Europe, she has published many award-winning books for children, including Good-bye Marianne, Finding Sophie, Remember Me, Flower, When the Bough Breaks, Clay Man: The Golem of Prague, No Moon, and Touched by Fire. Her books have been translated into several languages, including Italian, French, and Dutch. Irene N. Watts lives in Vancouver. The author lives in Vancouver, BC.

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