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The upstairs room

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The upstairs room
Call No: YA 940.53161 R37u

Call NumberYA 940.53161 R37u
Dates1987; ©1972
Statement of ResponsibilityJohanna Reiss.
Creators & ContributorsReiss, Johanna (author)
Reiss, Johanna (subject)
SummaryA Dutch Jewish girl describes the two-and-one-half years she spent in hiding in the upstairs bedroom of a farmer's house during the Second World War. The author writes, "This book is about my life, or rather part of my life, the part that took place in Holland during the Second World War. In this book I have gone back to those years, when I was a child, and Jewish, and therefore undesirable, when I had to hide form the Germans. I have not tried to write a historical book, although it may have some historical value. What I did try to write was a simple, human book, in which my sister and I suffered and complained, and sometimes found fault with the Gentile family that took us in for a few years, in which members of that family were not heroes but people, with strengths and weaknesses." Preface
Physical Description ix, 179 pages ; 18 cm
Carrier Typevolume
PublisherNew York : Harper Keypoint
EditionFirst Harper Keypoint edition
  • "A Newbery Honor Book"
AudiencePublisher recommendation: Ages 12 and up