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A Faraway Island

By Annika Thor

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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Format: Book
Author: Thor, Annika
Summary: 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.
Title: A faraway island / Annika Thor ; translated from the Swedish by Linda Schenck.
Publisher Date: New York : Delacorte Press, c2009.
Subject: World War, 1939-1945 -- Refugees -- Juvenile fiction. Refugees -- Juvenile fiction. Sisters -- Juvenile fiction Jews -- Sweden -- Juvenile fiction. Islands -- Juvenile fiction Sweden -- History -- 20th century -- Juvenile fiction.
Isbn: 9780385905909 (lib bdg) 9780385736176 0385736177 0385905904
Current Holds: 0
System Items Available: 5
System Items Total: 5
Call Number: C Thor
Oclc: 310399735
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Bib Id: 332677

Format: Book
Author: Thor, Annika
Summary: 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.
Title: A faraway island / Annika Thor ; translated from the Swedish by Linda Schenck.
Edition: 1st American ed.
Publisher, Date: New York : Delacorte Press, c2009.
Description: 247 p. : maps ; 22 cm.
Subjects: World War, 1939-1945 -- Refugees -- Juvenile fiction.
Subjects: Refugees -- Juvenile fiction.
Subjects: Sisters -- Juvenile fiction
Subjects: Jews -- Sweden -- Juvenile fiction.
Subjects: Islands -- Juvenile fiction
Subjects: Sweden -- History -- 20th century -- Juvenile fiction.
Other Author: Schenck, Linda
Other Title: En ö i havet. English
LCCN: 2009015420
ISBN: 9780385905909 (lib bdg)
ISBN: 9780385736176
ISBN: 0385736177
ISBN: 0385905904
Requests: 0
Available Copies: 5
Total Copies: 5
Call Number: C Thor