By Annika Thor
Readers of Anne of eco-friendly Gables and Hattie Ever After will love following Stephie’s tale, which occurs in the course of global struggle II and commenced with A far flung Island and persisted with The Lily Pond.
3 years in the past, Stephie and her more youthful sister, Nellie, escaped the Nazis in Vienna and fled to an island in Sweden, the place they have been taken in through assorted households. Now sixteen-year-old Stephie goes to varsity at the mainland. Stephie enjoys her reports, and rooming along with her university good friend, may possibly. yet lifestyles is barely getting extra advanced as she will get older.
Stephie may lose the supply cash that's investment her schooling. Her previous pal Verra is transforming into up too quick. And again at the island, Nellie desires to be followed through her foster kin. Stephie, nonetheless, can’t cease wondering her mom and dad, who're in a Nazi camp in Austria. If basically the warfare could finish. . . .
just like the deep sea, Stephie’s existence is full of chance and darkness, but additionally with good looks and desire as she learns to face up for her ideals and be real to herself.
A CBC outstanding Social experiences alternate booklet of the Year
*"A wealthy mix of emotional truths."--Kirkus Reviews, Starred
*"This novel approximately coming of age in the course of a classy, tragic time in background is either tender and poignant."--Publisher's Weekly, Starred
"Thor . . . deftly balances the sisters’ daily matters with the larger mental elements of being refugees."--School Library Journal
"The novel’s energy lies in its wealthy forged of secondary characters whose tales convey wartime Sweden to life."--Booklist
"The current demanding and a restricted third-person narration that displays Stephie’s each idea and emotion provide the tale strange immediacy, nuance, and impact."--The Hornbook Magazine
“Deep Sea and the tale of the Steiner sisters is a much-needed voice within the sea of global warfare II novels for youth.”—VOYA
Praise for A remote Island
Winner of the Mildred L. Batchelder Award
"[A] welcome boost to the canon of WWII stories."--The Hornbook journal, Starred
Praise for The Lily Pond
A Mildred L. Batchelder Honor Book
"This wonderful Holocaust tale will resonate."--Booklist