To Siberia

To Siberia

Large Print - 2009
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In the bitter cold of Danish Jutland, where the sea freezes over and the Nazis have yet to invade, a young girl dreams of one day going on a great journey to Siberia, while her beloved brother Jesper yearns for the warmer climes of Morocco. Their home, with a pious mother who sings hymns all day and a silent father, is as cold as their surroundings. But the unshakeable bond between brother and sister creates a vital warmth which glows in spite of the chill and the dark clouds that threaten to overtake their dreams.
Publisher: Waterville : Kennebec Large Print, 2009.
Edition: Large print edition
ISBN: 9781597228855
1597228850
Branch Call Number: LARGE PRINT PETTERSO
Characteristics: large print
325 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.

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uncommonreader
Aug 02, 2012

This story of a brother and sister takes place before, during and after WW II in Denmark. It is about the bond between the brother and sister despite all. Very good.

Harriet_the_Spy Oct 05, 2010

I recommend reading this novel at the height of summer, because you get cold just reading it. Early on the narrator's alcoholic grandfather commits suicide; later the Nazis occupy Norway; the sister and brother are separated; the parents are unable to love their children. Good, depressing read.

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