"Like Yoshiko Uchida's The Invisible Thread (1991), this memoir is an outstanding contribution to children's literature about World War II, illustrating the astonishing ability of human beings to survive and overcome years of displacement, internment and exile. (Memoir. 10 & up)"
When Japan invaded the Dutch East Indies in 1942, four-year-old Annelex's comfortable colonial world turned upside down.
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