A faraway island

by Annika Thor

Publisher: Delacorte Press in New York

Written in English
Cover of: A faraway island | Annika Thor
Published: Pages: 247 Downloads: 107
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Subjects:

  • Jews,
  • Juvenile fiction,
  • Fiction,
  • World War, 1939-1945,
  • Sisters,
  • Islands,
  • Refugees,
  • History

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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.

Edition Notes

  A Faraway Island is also the perfect text to use to discuss setting and the role it plays in the novel. An island, far removed from the mainland, just like Stephie, far removed from home and from her new community.   Book review: A Faraway Island by Annika Thor A Faraway Island by Annika Thor (Published by Random House, Novem ) Following the invasion of Austria by the Nazis, two young Jewish sisters from Vienna, twelve-year-old Stephie Steiner and her eight-year-old sister, Nellie, are sent away by their parents to safety in Sweden. Read "A Faraway Island" by Annika Thor available from Rakuten Kobo. Two Jewish sisters leave Austria during WWII/Holocaust and find refuge in Sweden. It's the summer of Two Jewish si 3/5(2). Winner of the Batchelder Award for translated children’s literature, A Faraway Island is a splendid piece of historical fiction depicting the lives of two displaced Jewish girls at the beginning of the Second World War. Expertly translated, Thor’s immediacy in tone and character make the book read more like contemporary fiction than a historical reflection.

  Im looking for the names of all the books in the Faraway Island series by Annika Thor. I'm reading the first one, which says in the back that it is the first book in the four book series, but I can't seem to find the titles of the rest of the books online.   Open Library is an open, editable library catalog, building towards a web page for every book ever published. A faraway island by Annika Thor; 2 editions; First published in ; Subjects: World War, , Jews, Juvenile fiction, Fiction, Historical Fiction, Sisters, Islands, Refugees, Juvenile Fiction, History.   Two Jewish sisters leave Austria during WWII/Holocaust and find refuge in Sweden. It's the summer of Two Jewish sisters from Vienna—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.   Book Trailer for my Children's Literature class. This is my first book trailer, so it may not be the best:).

Get this from a library! The Faraway Island. [Dianne Hofmeyr; Jude Daly] -- "There once was an unhappy man who longed to be all on his own," begins this delightful story. The unhappy man jumps ship and swims to a barren rock sticking up out of the sea where he plants rice. Get this from a library! The faraway island. [Barbara Corcoran] -- Arriving on Nantucket Island for a year with her grandmother, Lynn finds herself faced with problems of her grandmother's age, "tough kids" at school, and her own lack of self-confidence.   A Faraway Island (Book): Thor, Annika: In 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. Free download or read online The Secret Island pdf (ePUB) book. The first edition of the novel was published in , and was written by Enid Blyton. The book was published in multiple languages including English, consists of pages and is available in Hardcover format. The main characters of this childrens, adventure story are Nora, Peggy. The book has been awarded with, and many others/5.

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A Faraway Island (Faraway Island Series Book 1) and millions of other books are available for instant by: 2. A Faraway Island is an awsome book about two sisters, Nellie and Stephie who have to go to Sweden because of the war.

This book really describes the hardships that those kids had to endure, like being seperated, learning Swedish, learning their customs etc/5. Annika Thor ’s novel, A Faraway Island, is the first book in a quartet featuring the Steiner sisters. The books were bestsellers in Sweden and were adapted into a popular television series.

She lives in Stockholm. See all Editorial Reviews/5(27). A Faraway Island. By Annika Thor. Grades. Genre each with her own host family, on a rugged island off the western coast of 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. a faraway island is the first of a series of four books by Swedish author, Annika Thor. The series relates the story of the Steiner Sisters--Stephie and Nellie--two Jewish girls who are sent from their home in Nazi-occupied Austria to live with foster families in Sweden/5(22).

A Faraway Island is the first in a quartet of books following the sisters during the war years. I found myself caught up in their plight and applauding Stephie’s developing maturity.

The one thing I didn’t care for was the use of present tense, though the author explains it as a way of inserting the reader into the immediacy of the story/5. Annika Thor ’s novel, A Faraway Island, is the first book in a quartet featuring the Steiner sisters.

The books were bestsellers in Sweden and were adapted into a popular television series. She /5(13). About A Faraway Island. Two Jewish sister leave Austria during WWII/Holocaust and find refuge in Sweden. It’s the summer of Two Jewish sisters from Vienna—year-old Stephie Steiner and seven-year-old Nellie—are sent to Sweden to escape the Nazis.

a faraway island User Review - Kirkus At the onset of World War II, Jewish Stephanie and her younger sister, Nellie, are sent to a Swedish island to live with separate host families while they await their parents' visas to America.3/5(1).

The complete series list for - A Faraway Island Annika Thor. Series reading order, cover art, synopsis, sequels, reviews, awards, publishing history, genres, and time period. A Faraway Island is the first book in a four book series by Swedish author, Annika Thor, about two Austrian-Jewish sisters who are sent to live in Sweden during the Second World War.

The books were written in and have recently been translated from Swedish into English. A Faraway Island by Annika Thor and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at Annika Thor.

Annika Thor grew up in a Jewish family in Gothenburg, Sweden, in the s and 60s. She started work as a librarian and then went on to work as a film and television critic, and finally dedicated herself to writing books, plays, and screenplays for young people. She is one of Sweden’s best known authors for young people/5.

A Faraway Island by Annika Thor. 9 Total Resources 2 Awards View Text Complexity Discover Like Books Lists With This Book; International Books, + Show More - Show Fewer Details Our Original Resources 4.

Meet-the-Author Recording with Annika Thor about A Faraway Island. Description It's the summer of Two Jewish sisters from Vienna - 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. Faraway Island first appeared in Mewtwo and Mew Too, in which Mr. Briney reported to Ultima that he managed to find the island without the Old Sea Map.

He told her Mew was there but it was alarmed by his presence and flew away from the island. Emerald tions: III. "The Faraway Island" is a children's book that starts off with a sad story but turns into a happy love story at the end.

This story for some reason reminds me a lot of "Cinderella". In "Cinderella", Cinderella is living a sad life kept away to do all the house work for her evil step mother and sisters/5.

Annika Thor's A FARAWAY ISLAND is set in the summer of and tells of two Jewish sisters from Vienna sent to Sweden to escape the Nazis.

What is anticipated as a short stay becomes a dangerous world for Stephie, who finds it hard to adapt to Sweden or a Cited by: 2. A Faraway Island By: Annika Thor, Linda Schenck (translator). A Faraway Island tells you about World War 2 and what happened to some of the little girls and boys.

It is in a 3rd person perspective, and it feels as if you are inside the story watching it happen. InViennese Jewish sisters Stephanie and Nellie are sent by their parents as refugees to Sweden. They're placed with different families on a small, windswept island, where they hope that their parents will join them later.

Nellie learns Swedish quickly, makes friends, and 4/5. Before reading A Faraway Island, I had never even heard of the story of the Jewish refugee children Sweden accepted just before the start of World War II.

The author, Annika Thor, grew up in a Jewish family in Sweden and had young refugee cousins who had fled the Nazis in Europe/5(4). In the first book, "A Faraway Island", readers are introduced to year-old Stephie Steiner and her 7-year-old sister Nellie who find themselves being part of a group of Jewish children who have been granted asylum in Sweden/5(8).

Two Jewish sisters leave Austria during WWII/Holocaust and find refuge in 's the summer of Two Jewish sisters from Vienna—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.3/5(1). At the onset of World War II, Jewish Stephanie and her younger sister, Nellie, are sent to a Swedish island to live with separate host families while they await their parents' visas to America.

Even after the turmoil of Vienna, Stephie struggles with separation from her sister and living with strict Aunt Marta in lonely isolation, while Nellie quickly finds friends and comfort.

She wrote a novel about Jewish children who escaped the Holocaust to live on an island in Sweden. This is called Faraway Island in English and Thor has written three Born: July 2,Gothenburg. Annika Thor’s novel, A Faraway Island, is the first book in a quartet featuring the Steiner sisters.

The books were bestsellers in Sweden and were adapted into a /5(11). Trouble in Faraway Island book. Read reviews from world’s largest community for readers. Fafnir the dragon is in love - with himself. He can't stop singi /5(9). Annika Thor's novel, A Faraway Island, is the first book in a quartet featuring the Steiner sisters.

The books were bestsellers in Sweden and were adapted into a popular television series. She lives in Stockholm. More about Annika Thor. A Faraway Island Publisher's Summary Two Jewish sisters leave Austria during WWII/Holocaust and find refuge in Sweden.

It's the summer of Two Jewish sisters from Vienna—year-old Stephie Steiner and 8-year-old Nellie—are sent to Sweden to escape the Nazis. A Faraway Island Annika Thor, Author, Linda Schenck, Translator Thor's debut novel, inspired by true events and first in a series of four books, depicts a vivid and sometimes frightening.What the Book is About: Twelve-year-old Stephie and her little sister Nellie are sent from Nazi-occupied Vienna to foster homes on a tiny, remote island off the coast of Sweden.

Nellie picks up the language .Faraway Island The most relaxing massage you'll ever experience. Book Now.