Children's War

Children's War

by Monique Charlesworth
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Children's War by Monique Charlesworth

This is the story of two children caught in the midst of war.It is 1939 and thirteen-year-old Ilse, half-Jewish, has been sent out of Germany by her Aryan mother to a place of supposed safety. Her journey takes her from the labyrinthine bazaars of Morocco to Paris, a city made hectic at the threat of Nazi invasion. At the same time in Germany, Nicolai, a boy miserably destined for the Nazi Youth movement, finds comfort in the friendship of Ilse’s mother, the nursemaid hired to take care of his young sister. Gripping and poignant, The Children’s War is a stunning novel of wartime lives, of parents and children, of adventure and self-discovery.


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780307428240
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 12/18/2007
Sold by: Random House
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 384
File size: 561 KB

About the Author

Monique Charlesworth was born in Birkenhead, England, and has lived in France and Germany. She began writing fiction while living in Hong Kong and is the author of three previous novels. She has worked as a journalist and as a screenwriter for both film and television. She lives with her husband and two children in London.


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Children's War 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
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pjpick More than 1 year ago
Anyone who knows me knows I love WWII fiction. Well, had to put this one away. Just couldn't get into it. I was interested in the first chapter but after that, nada. I'm not sure if it was the writer's style or the story in general. (edit)
Guest More than 1 year ago
Amazing novel. Very absorbing. I had the afternoon off and spent 8 hours reading. Highly recommended for anyone who is interested in WWII novels. The only disappointment was the ending. Nicolai's story seems unfinshed. He leaves Hamburg and that is the last you hear of his plight. I kept hoping he would find Ilse.
Guest More than 1 year ago
If your anything like me and enjoy reading a good novel on world war two then I think your going to enjoy this book. I will admit that this book can be a little slow at times but it definatly has some captivating moments. You really will be able to connect with Isle as you follow her on the journey she takes going from a little girl to a grown women all while trying to help strangers as well as the ones she loves.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was the greatest book i would recommened it because their was war and if felt to long and of course i will read the other book and everyone is gay