Children of Willesden Lane - Franklin Watts (Paperback)

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The inspirational story of Lisa Jura's escape from Nazi-controlled Austria to England on the famed Kindertransport

Product Details

Barcode
9781445161303
Department
Books
Released
14 Dec 2017
Supply Source
South Africa

Book

Authors
Franklin Watts
Lee Cohen
Binding
Paperback
Publisher
Hachette Children's Group
Language
English
Number of Pages
224
Dimensions
198 x 129 x 129mm (202g)

Summary

Fourteen-year-old Lisa Jura was a musical prodigy who hoped to become a concert pianist. But when Hitler's armies advanced on pre-war Vienna, Lisa's parents were forced to make a difficult decision. Able to secure passage for only one of their three daughters through the Kindertransport, they chose to send gifted Lisa to London for safety.

As she yearned to be reunited with her family while she lived in a home for refugee children on Willesden Lane, Lisa's music became a beacon of hope. A memoir of courage, survival, and the power of music to uplift the human spirit, this compelling tribute to one special young woman and the lives she touched will both educate and inspire young readers.

Based on a true story of a 14 year old girl Lisa Jura, who had to flee her home in Vienna and rebuild her life in London, the story brings home the reality of the Holocaust to readers aged 12 and up.

Juvenile Non-Fiction

General Subject
Children's Education
BISAC Subject 1
Biography & Autobiography / Personal Memoirs
BISAC Subject 2
Juvenile Nonfiction / History / Europe
BISAC Subject 3
Juvenile Nonfiction / Biography & Autobiography / Historical
BIC Classification 2
The Holocaust
BIC Classification 3
Second World War
BIC Classification 4
Jewish studies
BIC Classification 5
Educational: History
Readership
Tertiary Education (US: College)

Author Bio

Mona Golabek (Author)
Mona Golabek is a Grammy-nominated recording artist, internationally celebrated concert pianist, and star of the one-woman show The Pianist of Willesden Lane.

Lee Cohen (Author)
Lee Cohen is a journalist, screenwriter and poet.

Review Quotes

The book focuses on themes of courage, survival and the power of music and will both educate and inspire young readers. * Teach Primary *