Children's - Grade 4-6, Age 9-11
188 p. ;
Publisher SummaryTwelve-year-old Eva and her sister have been forced to leave their home in Poland and are imprisoned in a Nazi labor camp. There they must spin thread on treacherous machinery to make clothing and blankets for the German Army. As Eva struggles amid ever worsening dangers to save her life and that of her sick sister, readers witness how two teenagers strive to create home and family amidst inhumanity and chaos. Written in exquisite prose, this story of heartbreak and hope that is rich in detail and symbolism will deeply move readers of all ages.
In an attempt to save his daughter's life, Eva's father sends the twelve-year-old from Poland to a labor camp in Czechoslovakia where she and her sister survive the war. Reprint.