The Upstairs Room

Author: Johanna Reiss

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 006440370X

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 208

View: 6734

A Life in Hiding When the German army occupied Holland, Annie de Leeuw was eight years old. Because she was Jewish, the occupation put her in grave danger-she knew that to stay alive she would have to hide. Fortunately, a Gentile family, the Oostervelds, offered to help. For two years they hid Annie and her sister, Sini, in the cramped upstairs room of their farmhouse. Most people thought the war wouldn't last long. But for Annie and Sini -- separated from their family and confined to one tiny room -- the war seemed to go on forever. In the part of the marketplace where flowers had been sold twice a week-tulips in the spring, roses in the summer-stood German tanks and German soldiers. Annie de Leeuw was eight years old in 1940 when the Germans attacked Holland and marched into the town of Winterswijk where she lived. Annie was ten when, because she was Jewish and in great danger of being cap-tured by the invaders, she and her sister Sini had to leave their father, mother, and older sister Rachel to go into hiding in the upstairs room of a remote farmhouse. Johanna de Leeuw Reiss has written a remarkably fresh and moving account of her own experiences as a young girl during World War II. Like many adults she was innocent of the German plans for Jews, and she might have gone to a labor camp as scores of families did. "It won't be for long and the Germans have told us we'll be treated well," those families said. "What can happen?" They did not know, and they could not imagine.... But millions of Jews found out. Mrs. Reiss's picture of the Oosterveld family with whom she lived, and of Annie and Sini, reflects a deep spirit of optimism, a faith in the ingenuity, backbone, and even humor with which ordinary human beings meet extraordinary challenges. In the steady, matter-of-fact, day-by-day courage they all showed lies a profound strength that transcends the horrors of the long and frightening war. Here is a memorable book, one that will be read and reread for years to come.

The Journey Back: Sequel to the Newbery Honor Book The Upstairs Room

Author: Johanna Reiss

Publisher: Graymalkin Media

ISBN: 9781935169628

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 226

View: 6197

The moving sequel to the Newbery Honor book, The Upstairs Room. After years of hiding from the Nazis during World War II, Annie is told the war is over and she must return home. Despite all odds she has survived the war, but can she save her family from being ripped apart when she returns back to her war-ravaged town. In this fascinating autobiographical account, Johanna Reiss shows us that sometimes real courage isn't displayed in battle, it's displayed by a thirteen-year old learning to survive in the aftermath of war.

The Upstairs Room

Author: David K. O'Hara

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1472515129

Category: Drama

Page: 96

View: 880

Really, we don't have to keep worrying about the time, Gordon. Let's just sit here together. Okay? For a little while. London is sinking, there's constant rain, and everyone is trying to escape. Gordon, an American writer, finds himself holed up in the attic room of a half-way house, awaiting forged papers and safe passage back to the States. He becomes trapped with Stella, a mysterious and seductive woman, and a teenage girl called Iris who, between them, take Gordon on an emotional journey through his past and into the present, forcing him to face the painful truth as to why he is there. David K. O'Hara's The Upstairs Room is a modern take on Sartre's play Huis Clos in which a man and two women find themselves confined together in a drawing room for eternity. First produced at the King's Head Theatre from 13 November to 8 December 2012 by Giddy Notion, The Upstairs Room is a compelling and well-written play.

The Upstairs Room

Author: Kate Murray-Browne

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 1509837612

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

View: 1037

'An incredible read. Clever, chilling, I couldn't put it down' Joanna Cannon, author of The Trouble with Goats and Sheep In Kate Murray-Browne's debut, Eleanor and Richard have stretched themselves to the limit to buy the perfect home. But the cracks are already starting to show. Eleanor is unnerved by the eerie atmosphere in the house and she is convinced it is making her ill. Their two young daughters are restless and unsettled. Richard, on the other hand, is more preoccupied with Zoe, their alluring young lodger, who is also struggling to feel at home. As Eleanor's symptoms intensify, she becomes determined to unravel the mystery of the family who lived in the house before them. Who were the Ashworths, and why is the name Emily written hundreds of times on the walls of the upstairs room? Beautifully written and impossibly to put down, The Upstairs Room is a startling contemporary ghost story and a novel about memory, loneliness, desire and love - the things that haunt us all.

The Upstairs Room (Winner of the Newbery Honor)

Author: Johanna Reiss

Publisher: Graymalkin Media

ISBN: 1935169610

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 209

View: 2988

This Newbery Honor-winning book shows us that in the steady courage of a young girl lies a profound strength that can transcend the horrors of war. This is the true story of a girl's extraordinary survival during the German occupation of Holland of World War II. Annie was only ten years old, but because she was Jewish, she was forced to leave her family, her home, and everything she knew. Annie was taken in, far from home, by complete strangers who risked everything to help her. They showed Annie where she had to stay - the cramped upstairs room of their farmhouse. She would remain there while Nazis, who were ever vigilant, patrolled the streets outside. If Annie made even a sound from upstairs, or if a nosy neighbor caught sight of her in the window, it would surely mean a death sentence for her and the family that took her in. Elie Wiesel writes, “This admirable account is as important in every aspect as the one bequeathed to us by Anne Frank." A Newbery Medal Honor Book, ALA Notable Book, and winner of the Jewish Book Council Children’s Book Award. Be sure to read the moving sequel "The Journey Back" by Johanna Reiss.

The Upstairs Room

Author: Robyn Raymer

Publisher: Learning Links

ISBN: 9780767518857


Page: 30

View: 1386

Novel-Ties study guides contain reproducible pages in a chapter by chapter format to accompany a work of literature of the same title.

Der Besucher


Author: Sarah Waters


ISBN: 383870424X

Category: Fiction

Page: 650

View: 3315

Hundreds Hall, ein majestätisches Anwesen im ländlichen England. Hier wohnt die verwitwete Mrs. Ayres mit ihren erwachsenen Kindern Caroline und Roderick. Als der Landarzt Dr. Faraday wegen eines Notfalls herbeigerufen wird, ist er wie gebannt von der geheimnisvollen Atmosphäre des Hauses. Schon bald erfährt er, dass in Hundreds Hall merkwürdige Dinge geschehen: Möbelstücke, die ein Eigenleben führen, kryptische Zeichen, die plötzlich an den Wänden auftauchen, bedrohliche Geräusche, die unerklärbar scheinen. Dr. Faraday begegnet der wachsenden Panik der Familie zunächst mit Ruhe und Beschwichtigung. Doch das Schicksal der Ayres nimmt unaufhaltsam seinen Lauf - und ist enger mit seinem eigenen verwoben, als er ahnt ...

The Upstairs Room

Author: Dave Buracker

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780991577293

Category: Poetry

Page: 84

View: 7649

Dave Buracker is a Washington DC-area poet and visual artist. His work has appeared in over a dozen publications to include "The Amherst Review," William and Mary's "The Gallery," "Contraposition," "Vox Poetica" and the "Yellow Chair Review." Dave's work was recently featured in the 2017 Shabda Press anthology "Nuclear Impact: Broken Atoms in Our Hands." In the early 1990s, Dave was a guest producer and writer for the first nationally-syndicated radio show in the United States devoted to voicing young writers, he has written comic books professionally, and he has recently exhibited his art work in Virginia. Furthermore, he has released numerous dark electronic music albums under various monikers to include Maduro and Darkened. He is currently in a dark electropop band with his wife titled Hearses Don't Hurry. Dave lives in the Northern Virginia suburbs with wife Tracy and two dogs.

Der Klang der Erinnerung

Author: Anna Smaill

Publisher: Arctis Verlag

ISBN: 3038801062

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

View: 639

Nach dem Ende eines brutalen Bürgerkriegs ist London geteilt: Es gibt Slums und eine "Stadt der Eliten". Durch tägliche Klangspiele wird den Bewohnern die Erinnerung daran, wie es einmal war, genommen. Die Vögel haben aufgehört zu singen und jeder neue Tag fühlt sich an wie der vorherige. Ein junger Mann namens Simon kommt in die Stadt und findet eine neue "Familie" – eine Bande, die hier im Untergrund lebt. Nach und nach gelingt es Simon, seine Erinnerungen wachzurufen, und Lucien, der blinde Anführer der Bande, spürt bald die Gefahr, die von Simons Vergangenheit ausgeht. Es beginnt ein Kampf um Gerechtigkeit und Freiheit, um Gegenwart und Vergangenheit, um Leben und Tod.

Teufels Tag


Author: Andrew Michael Hurley

Publisher: Ullstein Buchverlage

ISBN: 3843718636

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

View: 5900

"Eine beeindruckend ungemütliche Lektüre." Times Literary Supplement Viel hat sich nicht verändert, seit John das kleine Tal in den englischen Endlands verlassen hat, um als Lehrer in der Stadt zu leben. Noch immer werden jeden Herbst die Schafe aus dem Moorland zusammengetrieben und noch immer begeht man den Devil's Day. Für die Kinder sind die Rituale und Feierlichkeiten ein großer Spaß, die Älteren wissen noch, was im Jahre 1913 passiert ist, als man den Teufel einmal nicht davongejagt hat. Erst kam ein Blizzard, dann fuhr der Teufel in Mensch und Tier, ließ die Alten an blutigem Husten ersticken und Jüngere erfrieren. Zuletzt war Johns Großvater für die Einhaltung der Bräuche zuständig, doch jetzt ist er tot. Als John mit seiner schwangeren Ehefrau zur Beerdigung anreist, steht der Devil’s Day kurz bevor und merkwürdige Vorfälle häufen sich. "Der neue Meister des Bedrohlichen. Dieser gruselige Nachfolger von Loney unterstreicht, dass sein Autor jemand ist, den man auf dem Schirm haben sollte." Sunday Times "Ein großartig geschriebener Roman, der den Leser rätselnd und verstört zurücklässt. Spannend!" Metro "Hurleys meisterlicher zweiter Roman bestätigt nachdrücklich die Verheißung seines preisgekrönten Debüts." Mail on Sunday "Hurley ist ein hervorragender Erzähler. Er führt dich ins Moor, ins Auge eines Schneesturms, dabei kleine Andeutungen hinterlassend, unheimliche Hinweise auf Teufeleien und dämonische Besessenheit. Dann wechselt er die Richtung, wühlt in den Spuren im Schnee, schnellt dir neue Schurkereien entgegen und lässt dich nachts in den Hügeln zurück." The Times "Die nebulöse Präsenz des Teufels ist so greifbar heraufbeschworen in diesem Roman, dass ich mich manchmal kaum getraut habe aufzusehen, aus Angst er könnte mich vom Stuhl neben mir aus angrinsen." Literary Review "Beunruhigend und atmosphärisch, die Schönheit dieses Romans liegt in seiner Trostlosigkeit." The Lady "Dieser makellos geschriebene Roman schließt sich wie eine feuchte Hand um Ihre Kehle." Daily Mail "Das ist eine Geschichte mit Sog. Das lebendige, sich steigernde Gefühl des Bösen ist eng verwoben mit den Annahmen darüber, wie die dargestellte Art zu leben ist, diese offenbar zeitlose Beziehung zwischen Landbewohnern und Moor." Guardian "Er beschreibt auf wunderschöne Weise eine trostlose Landschaft und das Gefühl, dass etwas Teuflisches und Unerkennbares in den Mooren ist, zwischen den Hügeln und auf den Pfaden." Sunday Express "Der Nachfolger von Loney verbindet Mythen, Landschaft und Horrorelemente mit unheimlicher Wirkung." Financial Times "Hurley ist ein sehr guter Autor, mit Interessen, die ihn leicht abseits des Mainstreams positionieren, ein Abstand, der ihn extrem interessant macht." John Boyne, Irish Times

The Upstairs Wife

An Intimate History of Pakistan

Author: Rafia Zakaria

Publisher: Beacon Press

ISBN: 0807003379

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 264

View: 5321

A memoir of Karachi through the eyes of its women An Indies Introduce Debut Authors Selection For a brief moment on December 27, 2007, life came to a standstill in Pakistan. Benazir Bhutto, the country’s former prime minister and the first woman ever to lead a Muslim country, had been assassinated at a political rally just outside Islamabad. Back in Karachi—Bhutto’s birthplace and Pakistan’s other great metropolis—Rafia Zakaria’s family was suffering through a crisis of its own: her Uncle Sohail, the man who had brought shame upon the family, was near death. In that moment these twin catastrophes—one political and public, the other secret and intensely personal—briefly converged. Zakaria uses that moment to begin her intimate exploration of the country of her birth. Her Muslim-Indian family immigrated to Pakistan from Bombay in 1962, escaping the precarious state in which the Muslim population in India found itself following the Partition. For them, Pakistan represented enormous promise. And for some time, Zakaria’s family prospered and the city prospered. But in the 1980s, Pakistan’s military dictators began an Islamization campaign designed to legitimate their rule—a campaign that particularly affected women’s freedom and safety. The political became personal when her aunt Amina’s husband, Sohail, did the unthinkable and took a second wife, a humiliating and painful betrayal of kin and custom that shook the foundation of Zakaria’s family but was permitted under the country’s new laws. The young Rafia grows up in the shadow of Amina’s shame and fury, while the world outside her home turns ever more chaotic and violent as the opportunities available to post-Partition immigrants are dramatically curtailed and terrorism sows its seeds in Karachi. Telling the parallel stories of Amina’s polygamous marriage and Pakistan’s hopes and betrayals, The Upstairs Wife is an intimate exploration of the disjunction between exalted dreams and complicated realities.

The Winter Room

Author: Gary Paulsen

Publisher: Scholastic Inc.

ISBN: 0545748291

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 128

View: 4541

This Newbery Honor Book by master storyteller Gary Paulsen is now available in this After Words paperback edition! Following the turn of the seasons, eleven year old Eldon traces the daily routines of his life on a farm and his relationship with his older brother Wayne. During the winter, with little work to be done on the farm, Eldon and Wayne spend the quiet hours with their family, listening to their Uncle David's stories. But Eldon soon learns that, although he has lived on the same farm, in the same house with his uncle for eleven springs, summers, and winters, he hardly knows him.

Ich bin Tess (Buchvorlage zur Netflix-Serie Kiss Me First)

Author: Lottie Moggach

Publisher: script5

ISBN: 3732001342

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 352

View: 5081

***Die Verfilmung des Buches erscheint ab Sommer 2018 als Netflix-Serie unter dem Originaltitel "Kiss Me First".*** Lottie Moggachs Roman rund um das Social-Media-Zeitalter verdeutlicht, wie das Internet unsere Vorstellung von Realität und Identität verändert. Okay, nehmen wir uns einmal dieses hypothetische Dilemma vor: Eine Frau leidet an einer Krankheit, die an und für sich nicht lebensbedrohlich ist, aber ihre Lebensqualität stark einschränkt und auch nicht heilbar ist. Nach reiflicher Überlegung kommt sie zu dem Schluss, ihrem Leben ein Ende zu setzen. Aber sie weiß, dass sie damit ihrer Familie und ihren Freunden großen Kummer bereiten würde und handelt daher nicht. Dennoch wünscht sie sich verzweifelt den Tod und an dieser Einstellung ändert sich auch über die Jahre nichts. Irgendwann kommt sie zu dir und sagt, ihr sei ein Weg eingefallen, wie sie ihren Plan in die Tat umsetzen kann, ohne ihre Familie und ihre Freunde unglücklich zu machen, aber dafür brauche sie deine Hilfe. Was würdest du tun? Würdest du ihr helfen? Lottie Moggach ist mit ihrem in Großbritannien unter dem Titel Kiss me first erschienen Debütroman für junge Erwachsene für zahlreiche Literaturpreise nominiert.

The Holy Bible: HCSB Digital Text Edition

Holman Christian Standard Bible Optimized for Digital Readers

Author: Holman Bible Publishers

Publisher: B&H Publishing Group

ISBN: 1433601524

Category: Bibles

Page: 1072

View: 4764

This updated text edition of the HCSB is optimized for easy reading on digital devices. Free from the visual clutter of footnotes, cross references, and other links, this edition is fast to navigate and easy to use. The HCSB was developed by 100 scholars and English stylists from 17 denominations, who prayerfully translated what is one of the most significant Bible translations available today. The HCSB reflects linguistic advances in vocabulary, grammar, punctuation and formatting while it retains meaningful theological terms. In the HCSB you'll find God's personal name (Yahweh), the use of "Messiah" in the New Testament, and the use of "slave" in the New Testament, just to name a few examples. Also, you'll notice the contemporary speech patterns in the HCSB mean that words like "behold" and "shall" are not used. Instead, words or phrases that are common today can be found in their place. The HCSB employs a first-of-its kind translation philosophy known as Optimal Equivalence, which seeks to achieve an optimal balance of literary precision and emotive clarity through a comprehensive analysis of the text at every level. This process assures maximum transfer of both words and thoughts contained in the original.

The Apologetics Study Bible

Author: Ted Cabal

Publisher: B&H Publishing Group

ISBN: 1433600900

Category: Bibles

Page: 2048

View: 5109

The Apologetics Study Bible will help today's Christian better understand, defend and proclaim their beliefs in this age of increasing moral and spiritual relativism. More than one-hundred key questions and articles placed throughout the volume about faith and science prompt a rewarding study experience at every reading. Highlights of this new thinking person’s edition of God’s Word include the full text of the popular Holman CSB® translation, an introduction to each Bible book focusing on its inherent elements of apologetics, and profiles of historic Christian apologists from Justin Martyr to C.S. Lewis. Also featured are valuable contributions from a who’s-who of modern apologists such as Chuck Colson, Norm Geisler, Hank Hanegraaff, Josh McDowell, Albert Mohler, Ravi Zacharias, and many more. • The best apologetics thinkers of our day in one resource• The study Bible for customers asking the really hard questions about their faith• No other study Bible has the depth of resources that address the hard questions of faith and life• Serious help for Christians of all types• Tears down the obstacles to belief• Shows why the Bible is trustworthy• Allows Christians to dig into false teachings to see why they’re false• Will strengthen the church and give confidence to those who share their faith• Will better equip church leaders THE BEST APOLOGETICS THINKERS OF OUR DAY IN ONE RESOURCE (100+ CHRISTIAN APOLOGISTS):- Ted Cabal- Lee Strobel - Chuck Colson- Paul Copan- Norm Geisler- Hank Hanegraaff- Josh McDowell- Albert Mohler- J.P. Moreland- Ravi Zacharias- and many more Features MORE THAN 100 FEATURED ARTICLES IN CATEGORIES SUCH AS• Ethics• Interpreting the Bible in Light of Science• The Impact of Archaeology and History on Our Understanding the Bible• The Bible in Light of Theology• Christian Faith and Non-Christian Belief Systems• Christian Faith and Philosophy• Featured study notes that explain alleged “problem” passages in the Bible• 50 sidebars (Twisted Scripture) focusing on Bible passages misused by cults• Index of special articles for quick and easy access• Book introductions with special emphasis on anything of an apologetics nature• Profiles of key Christian apologists - Anselm - Athanasius - Augustine - Joseph Butler - C.S. Lewis - Irenaeus - Justin Martyr - Origen - William Paley - Blaise Pascal• End of verse Scripture references• Presentation page• Plan of Salvation• Two-column Bible text setting• Topical subheads• Translation footnotes• Holman CSB® bullet notes• Introduction to the Holman CSB®

NIrV, The Holy Bible for ESL Readers, eBook

Author: Zonderkidz,

Publisher: Zonderkidz

ISBN: 0310729858

Category: Bibles

Page: 1024

View: 9508

This Bible is perfect for ESL readers. The New International Reader’s Version (NIrV) is a true translation of the entire Bible that was adapted with care from the bestselling New International Version (NIV). The NIrV is written at a third grade reading level and uses short sentences and simple words. This Bible is perfect for those learning to read English. Features include: • The complete New International Reader’s Version • Presentation page for personalization and gift giving • Bible dictionary to help with unfamiliar words • “Three Ways to Read the Bible” – Explains how to read the Bible by story, subject, or person • “About the Bible” – Describes how the Bible was written and how it came to us • “Life in New Testament Times” – Describes what life was like when Jesus was on earth • “The ABCs of Salvation” – Helps explain the way of salvation

Rodney's Room-Rhyming Poetry About Things Under the Sun

Author: John Pearsall

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 9781467025287

Category: Poetry

Page: 148

View: 9121

I have always been interested in rhyming poetry. I even have a tattered copy of the old, One Hundred One Famous Poems, where there is to my way of thinking some of the greatest use of the language other than the Holy Bible. Such poems as ‘Trees’ by Kipling; and Laugh and the World Laughs With You’ have been an inspiration to me for many years. Every where I have been, in church, schools, work or Lodge over the past seventy years, I have written poetry about something. In this book, I have written about many things I have either seen in my office, remembered from my past or have seen out my office window.