Jewish Values: Shanghai Shadows

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Publication Year: 
2006
Number of Pages: 
282 p.
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A fast-paced and suspenseful piece of historical fiction, this is set in Shanghai during World War II. Its main characters are an Austrian-Jewish family who have fled the Nazi and become “stateless refuges” in a city occupied by Japan. Besides a stirring plot, this has fully developed characters –both major and minor- and a well-established sense of place. The protagonist, Ilse Shpann, grows in maturity throughout her family's increasingly difficult sojourn; she and her older brother work for a resistance group and even manage to have some fun during a very harrowing time. Written with a sure grasp of a complex plot and with a sure sense of teenage emotions.
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ISBN: 
13: 978-0-8234-1960-9; 10: 0-8234-1960-6
Book ID: 
1050
Sydney Taylor Winner: 
No