It’s not safe for Jews in Vienna, so Stephie and her little sister, Nellie, have to start a new life on a tiny Swedish island. But Stephie can’t speak the language, Aunt Marta is so strict, and everything smells of fish! How will she ever fit in?
Ages 10+
Pages 248
Publisher Penguin Random House
Coming Nov 2021
Mildred L. Batchelder Award
Sydney Taylor Silver Medal Winner

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i loved it

Review by Lishy

Really good book. I loved it but if you don't like sad books I personally think its sad. overall I loved it and would read it again. GET IT!!!

Apr 01, 2024 08:27 PM
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Review by pinkart2020

I like this book! It’s basically about a Jewish family that sends their daughters to Sweden to escape the nazis.but when they teach the destination, they get separated into different families. That’s all I’m saying. Read the book to find out what happens.

Sep 05, 2023 11:49 PM
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A really amazing book!!!!!!

Review by penguina01

This book is about a Jewish family, who sent their daughters to Sweden by themselves to escape the Nazis. When the two sisters reach their destination they got separated into different families. How will they adapt to their new surroundings? Will they ever see their parents again? Read the book to find out! I really liked reading this book, I hope you do too!

Jun 01, 2023 11:58 PM
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Cool but sad

Review by korzhenyusha

It's kind of cool, but really, really sad.

Mar 06, 2023 09:52 PM
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So goood!

Review by Flowerdancer

this was really amazing and I loved it.It was really sad but also encouraging. 👍🙂

Mar 04, 2023 03:27 PM