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Watts. Irene N.

Plattsburgh, N.Y. : Tundra Books, 2002.
IL 5-8, RL 6.7
ISBN 0887766137
Sophie is only seven years old and can't understand what is happening around her.  How could she when even the adults can't quite understand.  All they know is that it not safe to be a Jew in Germany under Hitler's regime.  So Sophie's parents send her to England to live with a friend.  Sophie has a good life in spite of the war that is raging around her.  Over time she forgets how to speak German and the memories of her parents fade.  When the war is finally over, things change for Sophie in ways she never anticipated.  People assume that she will go home to Germany.  But, for a girl who has spent half her life in this place, England feels more like home to her.  Can she really be expected to go back to a country she doesn't remember?  And what if her parents didn't survive the war?  What will happen to her?  Will anyone understand that she wants to stay?
SUBJECTS:   World War, 1939-1945 -- Refugees -- Fiction.
                        Jewish girls -- England -- Fiction.
                        England -- Fiction.
                        Historical fiction.


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