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Shanghai shadows

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Holiday House,
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1st ed.
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IL: MG+ - BL: 5.3 - AR Pts: 10
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It's 1939, and the Shpann family has escaped their home in hopes of a better life in occupied China. Ilse, her brother, and their parents are shocked at the small size of their new lodgings, in which they practically live on top of each other and their neighbors; only then does Ilse start to realize that their life here as stateless refugees will be far more harsh than expected. Their family strains to make end meet as her mother finds only part-time work in a bakery, while her musician father cannot find work at all. Ilse soon learns that her brother, Erich, has joined REACT, an underground resistance organization that masterminds sabotage missions and smuggles information. She fears for her brother's safety, but craves adventure herself and talks her way into running occasional missions, as a gutsy if unlikely spy. Life grows tighter and tighter for the Shpanns as they are forced to relocate to Shanghai's Jewish ghetto, but the family always manages to take solace in one another--that is until a mother's secret threatens to tear them all apart. In this gripping historical novel from Lois Ruby, a young gril struggles to grow up while her family struggles just to survive as European Jews against the unforgiving and alien backdrop of World War II China.
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Grouping Title shanghai shadows
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Last Grouping Update 2019-05-23 23:11:30PM
Last Indexed 2020-05-26 00:40:23AM

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subject_facet Austrians -- China -- Fiction
China -- History -- 1937-1945
China -- History. -- 1937-1945 -- Fiction
Family life -- China. -- Fiction
Jews -- China -- Shanghai
Jews -- China -- Shanghai -- Fiction
World War, 1939-1945 -- China
World War, 1939-1945 -- China -- Fiction
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Family life
World War, 1939-1945