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A faraway island

Author: Annika Thor; Linda Schenck
Publisher: New York : Delacorte Press, [2009] ©2009
Edition/Format:   Print book : Elementary and junior high school : Fiction : English : First American editionView all editions and formats
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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.
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Genre/Form: Historical fiction
Mildred L. Batchelder book award: Winner
Fiction
Juvenile works
Juvenile fiction
Material Type: Elementary and junior high school, Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Annika Thor; Linda Schenck
ISBN: 9780385736176 0385736177 9780385905909 0385905904 9780375893704 0375893709 9780375844959 0375844953 9780329776121 0329776126
OCLC Number: 310399735
Notes: Companion book: Deep sea.
Awards: Mildred L. Batchelder Award for most outstanding children's book in translation, 2010.
Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People, 2010.
Description: 247 pages ; 22 cm
Other Titles: En ö i havet.
Responsibility: Annika Thor ; translated from the Swedish by Linda Schenck.

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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.

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