It is such a good book. It tells the story of a German 9 year old girl named Anna. She is Jewish but she hardly ever feels like it because she does not do Jewish things. Her father is a well paid journalist but he was writing bad things about the Nazis. He had been told he was being threatened. As Anna travels she reads a book about found people. They all have hard childhoods. She leaves her home in Germany and then goes to Switserland, Paris and then London. Having to learn diferent languages was a strugle but Anna loved it. Would her childhood as a refugee count as a hard one?
Anna is a nine year old girl who lives in Germany. She is Jewish but she hardly ever feels like it because she does not do anything religious. When her father - a well paid journalist- is told that the Nazis are plotting to take away his passport for his articles against Hitler she her, older brother, their mother and father go to Switzerland. On the train to Switzerland Anna reads a book about famous people. They all have a hard childhood. As she travels from Germany to Switzerland, Switzerland to Paris and Paris to London she is constantly learning new languages. She wonders if her childhood counts as a hard one.
It is such a good book. It is about two best friends Sophie and Agatha. Sophie is desperately trying to get kidnapped by the school master and get taken to the school for good to become a princess when she graduates. Agatha on the other hand does not want her or Sophie to get kidnapped as she has no other friends. When both of them get kidnapped by the school master things don't go exactly as planned.
The book essentially taught me that evil is not all bad and good is not all good. The main characters are both "readers " and have found themselves in a place of magic. Their world back home did not have magic, though they have heard if it in their storybooks.