Great Escapes presents gripping accounts of narrow escapes to iluminate historical events from a distinct, personal perspective from a Holocaust survivor.
Susie Weksler was only eight in 1941 when Hitler’s forces invaded her Lithuanian city of Vilnius, a great center for Jewish learning and culture. Soon her family would face hunger and fear in the Jewish ghetto – but worse was to come. When the ghetto was liquidated, some Jews were selected for forced labor camps; the rest were killed. Susie would live – because of the courage and ingenuity of her mother. It was her mother who carried Susie, hidden in a backpack, to the group destined for the labor camps; who disguised her as an adult in makeup and turban to fool the camp guards; who fed her body and soul through gruesome conditions in three concentration camps and a winter “death march”; who showed her the power of the human spirit to endure.
Through the perspective of Margot Frank, this novel follows Anne Frank
When twelve-year-old twins Philippa and John discover that they are descended from a long line of djinn, their mother sends them away to their Uncle Nimrod, who takes them to Cairo where he starts to teach them about their extraordinary powers.
In his letter to Alice, Grandfather describes how the Dreamkeeper captures the dreams that are full of dragons, witches, goblins, and elves, and keeps them safely away in dreamland.
This collection of six stories by the renowned Australian author Colin Thiele is about life on the wild South Australian coast.
Describes transportation, education, home life, holidays, and other aspects of life in the heavily populated island nation of Japan. Part of the Imagine living here series.
Tells the true story of a Japanese man whose children’s lives were tragically cut short by the atomic bombing of Hiroshima.