ECHOES OF WORLD WAR II by Trish Marx

ECHOES OF WORLD WAR II

Age Range: 9 - 12

KIRKUS REVIEW

 The war experiences of six young people: Hans Levy (b. 1928), who escaped to Britain (his parents died at Theresienstadt); AndrÇe-Paule Godley (b. 1923), daughter of a French diplomat, who joined the Resistance; and, born in the mid- 1930's, a London girl, a German boy evacuated from Berlin, a British boy interned in the Philippines, and a Japanese girl. Their stories exemplify an international range of experience, but unfortunately Marx's reporting is so dry that, even though she herself interviewed these people, not even their own first-person comments bring them to life; she offers few of the poignantly telling details that distinguish Michael Foreman's War Boy (1990) and Howard Greenfield's 1993 book, The Hidden Children (which was researched and presented in a similar manner), or the host of other memoirs. Archival photos that are only indirectly related to the text also contribute to the impersonal flavor, as does the absence of any information about the subjects' later lives. Still, an overview that will have its uses. Maps; index. (Biography. 9-12)

Pub Date: March 16th, 1994
ISBN: 0-8225-4898-4
Page count: 96pp
Publisher: Lerner
Review Posted Online:
Kirkus Reviews Issue: Feb. 15th, 1994




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