Deep Sea

51Jg2DdyHVL._SY344_BO1,204,203,200_Almost four years ago, Stephie, now nearly sixteen, and her eleven-year-old sister Nellie, were sent from Nazi-occupied Vienna to Sweden by their parents. She lives in the city on the mainland and attends school. Nellie lives on a remote island in the Goteborg archipelago with her foster parents. Stephie worries about her education, her sister, her faith, and her parents, who are in a concentration camp in Austria. Smoothly integrated into this delicate coming of age story are details about how neutral Sweden was affected by the war. The present tense, third-person narration gives the novel an unusual impact. This is the third installment in a quartet of books about Stephie’s experiences as a Jewish refugee in Sweden during World War II. The first, Faraway Island, won the 2010 Batchelder Award. The second, The Lily Pond, was a Batchelder Honor Book in 2012. mjw
Title: Deep Sea
Author: Annika Thor
Publisher
: Random House Children’s Books, Delacorte Press, New York
Copyright
: 2015
Original Language
: Swedish
Translator
: Linda Schenk
Original Title
: Havets djup
Original Publisher
: Bonnier Carlsen, Stockholm
Original Copyright
: 1998
ISBN
: 978-0-385-74385-3
Hardcover pages
: 229
Age range
: 12-16
Genre
: Historical fiction
Book setting
: Sweden
Author’s ethnicity
: Swedish
Author’s residence
: Stockholm, Sweden
Awards
: Author has won the Deutsche Jugendliteraturpries
Subjects
: Jews, Refugees, Sisters, Sweden, World War II

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