That's excellent, Basia, thank you so much.
: Mon, 31 Dec 2007 05:53:18 +0000Subject: [Kresy-Siberia] Re: New children's book - Stefania's Dancing Slippers
Chris:I read a book several years ago about a young girl who was deported to Siberia and think that it would be a great book for a teenage girl to read. It's called "The Silver Madonna - The Odyssey of Eugenia Wasilewska". It is "The heroic story of a Polish girl who fell into the hands of the Russians when Poland was divided by Hitler and Stalin in 1939. Exile to Siberia, a disastrous marriage, escape across the Steppes, recapture, and a final homecoming." Quote taken from online description at http://www.antiqbook.co.uk/boox/unclep/523138.shtml.The
only problem is that there probably aren't too many new copies around as it was published in the early 1970's. Amazon has plenty of good used copies, though. I think it's definitely worth purchasing for your niece, unless you feel she is not mature enough. I suppose you could read it first before giving it to her. If you lived closer, I'd let you borrow my copy, but truthfully, it's worth the few dollars for a used copy. Good luck.Basia Soja RevoetConnecticut, USA--- In Kresy-Siberia@yahoogroups.com
, chris gmitrowicz <chrisgmitrowicz@...> wrote:>> > Dear Group,> having read Stefan's review of "Stefania's Dancing Slippers" I thought I would buy it for my 9 year old neice. However can anybody recommend a book on the same topic for her 14 year old (more worldly wise!) sister. Just to give them some idea of what their Dziadek went through.> > Thank you,> > Chris> Birmingham, England> > > > To: Kresy-Siberia@...: stefan@...: Fri, 28 Dec 2007 18:06:47 +1100Subject: [Kresy-Siberia] New children's book - Stefania's Dancing Slippers> > > > > I am pleased to bring a new book to your attention, "Stefania's Dancing Slippers", a children's picture book from New Zealand based on the Polish orphans who were sent there after surviving Siberia. The book is suggested for primary school age students.Beck, Jennifer Stefania's dancing slippers "Five-year-old Stefania loves to dance in her special pair of dancing slippers. But then war comes to Poland, her father goes away to fight, and Stefania and her mother are sent to a work camp in Siberia. When they are freed, Stefania is parted from her mother and sent to the other side of the world. At their parting Stefania loses one of her slippers, but she holds on to the remaining one as a link to her parents and home."ISBN: 9781869438111 (hbk.), 9781869438258 (pbk.) The book is published by Scholastic Press, and so will be distributed throughout the New Zealand School and Library system. It is also available for purchase online at a number of booksellers, including: http://www.timeout.co.nz/http://childrensbookshop.netstep.co.nz/http://www.booktopia.com.au/Best
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