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For the first eleven years of her life, Stephie Steiner has lived an idyllic life - beautiful home with a household staff, a loving family and excellent schooling. However once the Everything changes when the 'Anschluss' and the Nazis arive in Vienna. I0n the spring of 1939, she and her younger sister Nellie are sent as foster children to a small island off the coast of Sweden, where they will be safe. But life in Sweden is difficult for Steffie as she struggles with trying to build a new life in a new country without abandoning hope of being reunited with her parents.Annika Thor weaves both a tragic and heart-warming tale together into a memorable historical fiction novel about the trials of WWII that occurred outside of the borders of the Third Reich.

Annika Thor

A Faraway Island

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What are the factors that contribute to the differing experiences of Stephie and Nellie?

Why was Mimi so important to Stephie? What could Mimi represent other than Stephie's former dog?


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