"I knew before reading this book that it was an upsetting story and it was. The book is fiction based on fact. The Kindertransport did exist, it was a rescue train in Germany during world war two. It carried children from Germany to Holland and then they took a ferry to England. The train saved many Jewish children's lives. This book tells the fictional story of brother and sister Peter and Becca also their friends Stephen and Hans. It is a carefully written book which does not embellish the drastic situation and was a good read." Susan Duthie, NetGalley Reviewer
Tuesday, December 29, 2015
Monday, December 28, 2015
"An intense and powerful book made even more heart wrenching because it is told through the eyes of children. It is a mix of desperation, survival and ultimately hope."
Friday, December 11, 2015
I've already had neighborhood book clubs and school reading groups choosing The Children's Train as their next book and asking if I will join in the book discussion. Yes! Of course! Just get in touch with me through the contact tab on my website www.thechildrenstrain.com. I've already had some incredibly wonderful insights from school students.
Monday, December 7, 2015
The older kids riding the Kindertransport out of Nazis Germany were placed in Dovercourt, a summer camp, but it was winter. They were free from Hitler, but overwhelmingly lonely and homesick. Read an excerpt of The Children's train from Bublish here.