Ashes - Kathryn Lasky (Paperback)

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Product Details

Barcode
9780142411124
Department
Books
Released
2 Jan 1993
Supply Source
UK

Book

Author
Kathryn Lasky
Binding
Paperback
Publisher
Penguin Group USA
Edition
Reprint
Language
English
Number of Pages
318
Dimensions
203 x 127 x 19mm (249g)

Annotation

In 1932 Berlin, Gaby Schramm witnesses the beginning of Hitler's rise to power, as soldiers become ubiquitous and the family's friend, Albert Einstein, leaves the country while Gaby's parents bury his books and papers in their small yard.

Summary

Berlin, 1932. Thirteen-year-old Gabriella Schramm's world is slowly, but steadily, crumbling as Adolf Hitler rises to power. The only thing that soothes Gabriella is her favorite pastime-reading. But then her country's tensions rise, the streets fill with soldiers, Gaby's sister's boyfriend raises his arm in a heil Hitler salute, and a family friend-Albert Einstein-flees the country. And her only solace-her books-come under attack. Will Gaby have to leave behind the stories-and the life-that she has always loved?

Juvenile Fiction

General Subject
Juvenile Grades 7-9 Ages 12-14
BISAC Subject 1
Juvenile Fiction / Historical / Europe
BISAC Subject 2
Juvenile Fiction / Books & Libraries
BISAC Subject 3
Juvenile Fiction / Historical / Europe
BIC Classification 1
Historical fiction (Children's / Teenage)
Library Subject 1
Family life; Germany; Fiction.
Library Subject 2
Nazis; Fiction.
Library Subject 3
Family life - Germany
Academic Subject 1
Teen's Fiction / Historical
Dewey Classification
[Fic]

Author Bio

Award-winning author Kathryn Lasky has written many fiction and nonfiction books for children, including the Guardians of Ga'Hoole series upon which the computer-animated Warner Brothers film "Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole," is based. Ms. Lasky is also the author of the Newbery Honor Book Sugaring Time. She lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Review Quotes

-A good read for all middle school students.+ -VOYA