I just finished up listening to the audio book The Children of Willesden Lane: A True Story of Hope and Survival During World War II (Young Readers Edition) by Emil Sher , Mona Golabek, and Lee Cohen.
I’ll admit…I was first attracted to the book by the cover. First off the cover is red and second there was girl with a suitcase. (reminding me of Anne of Green Gables). I went on to notice that it was a WWII book that involved Kindertransports. That had me hooked.
So did I like the book?I did. The book was a little basic but that’s what I get when I read books designed for readers 3rd-7th grade. That’s okay. I typically like the books. The story is good and I was so happy to see a WWII book that involved hardships but not eternal suffering and deaths jumping out of the pages.
Here’s what Amazon had to say, “Fourteen-year-old Lisa Jura was a musical prodigy who hoped to become a concert pianist. But when Hitler’s armies advanced on pre-war Vienna, Lisa’s parents were forced to make a difficult decision. Able to secure passage for only one of their three daughters through the Kindertransport, they chose to send gifted Lisa to London for safety.