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Finding Sophie

Watts, Irene N.

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ISBN 10: 0606284729 / ISBN 13: 9780606284721
Published by Demco Media, 2003
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Title: Finding Sophie

Publisher: Demco Media

Publication Date: 2003

Book Condition:Good

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It is 1945 and Sophie Mandel is living happily in London with 'Aunt Em', an old friend of her parents, who has looked after her since she was evacuated from Berlin in 1938. She no longer speaks German and has very little memory of her parents. However, as the war in Europe draws to a close Sophie starts to wonder about her Jewish father and non-Jewish mother, and to recall elements of her past life. What has happened to them during the past seven years? Are they still alive? Will she have to return to Germany now that the war has ended? With the onset of peace on VE Day Sophie finally discovers what has become of her family, and must learn to come to terms with her past and present in order to move forward to the future. Familiar characters from Goodbye Marianne and Remember Me appear along the way to bring closure to this fascinating and true account of life as a refugee in post-war Britain.

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“Most young people know very little about the Kindertransport, and this lovely story will open their eyes while introducing them to a memorable young woman who will remain in their thoughts.”
School Library Journal

“Irene N. Watts, like Sophie, the heroine of her novel...left Germany at the age of 7 for safety in Britain on a kindertransport at the beginning of the Second World War. Perhaps that accounts in part for Watts’s ability to convey in such a compelling way the emotional turmoil felt by young Sophie.”
The Globe and Mail

“Irene Watts has won prizes and praise for her previous novels, and...this one is even better. The writing flows more evenly, and the plot depends less on particular and peculiar historical circumstances and more on the iternal conflicts of love and loyalty. Its universal theme is enriched by its historical context but is not completely dependent upon it...Highly Recommended.”
CM Magazine

“The story is...poignant... The book is solidly and thoughtfully written, weaving affection, laughter, concern and fear in the background to Sophie’s life.”
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