Fly Away Home

Fly Away Home

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by Christine Nostlinger
     
 

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An award-winning World War II story based on the author’s own childhood experiences

When her family’s apartment in Vienna is bombed, Christel Goth and her family lose everything. They are offered the use of a summer villa in the suburbs, and walk there in just the clothes they stand up in. The war is ending, and there is a precarious existence eking

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An award-winning World War II story based on the author’s own childhood experiences

When her family’s apartment in Vienna is bombed, Christel Goth and her family lose everything. They are offered the use of a summer villa in the suburbs, and walk there in just the clothes they stand up in. The war is ending, and there is a precarious existence eking out food stores, and anticipating horrors from the oncoming Russian army. But when they come, the worst the soldiers do is get drunk and fire their guns. It’s a tense time, and Christel’s active curiosity leads her into all sorts of dangerous places.

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"Realism devoid of self-pity."  —Booklist

"Christine Nöstlinger is a reliably bad child-rearing influence of the same caliber as Astrid Lindgren. Her diversified and highly committed authorship is characterized by disrespectful humor, clear-sighted solemnity and inconspicuous warmth. She is a staunch supporter of children and those living on the margin of society."  —Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award jury

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781842709207
Publisher:
Andersen Press, Limited
Publication date:
06/01/2010
Pages:
192
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 7.50(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range:
9 - 12 Years

Meet the Author

CHRISTINE NOSTLINGER is an Austrian writer and one of the most popular writers in Europe today. Her books have been translated into many languages and a number of her books have been turned into films in Germany. She has won numerous awards including the prestigious Hans Christian Andersen Medal in 1984 and the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award in 2003. She is married and has two daughters.

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