The children of Willesden Lane : a true story of hope and survival during World War II : young readers edition
Call NumberJ 940.53161 G61c
Statement of Responsibilityby Mona Golabek and Lee Cohen ; adapted by Emil Sher.
Summary"Fourteen-year-old Lisa Jura was a musical prodigy who hoped to become a concert pianist. But when Hitler's armies advanced on pre-war Vienna, Lisa's parents were forced to make a difficult decision. Able to secure passage for only one of their three daughters through the Kindertransport, they chose to send gifted Lisa to London for safety. As she yearned to be reunited with her family while she lived in a home for refugee children on Willesden Lane, Lisa's music became a beacon of hope. A memoir of courage, survival, and the power of music to uplift the human spirit, this compelling tribute to one special young woman and the lives she touched will both educate and inspire young readers." —Publisher
Physical Description 213 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 20 cm
PublisherNew York : Scholastic Inc.
EditionYoung Readers Edition
Notes"The Children of Willesden Lane: Young Readers Edition was adapted for young readers by Emil Sher. It is an abridgment of The Children of Willesden Lane by Mona Golabek and Lee Cohen, published by Grand Central Publishing." —Title page verso
AudiencePublisher recommendation: Ages 9–12, Grades 6–8
RecognitionGifted in 2019 by Shannon LaBelle & Kevin Forbes