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The Resource Tears of amber, Sofía Segovia ; translated by Simon Bruni

Tears of amber, Sofía Segovia ; translated by Simon Bruni

Label
Tears of amber
Title
Tears of amber
Statement of responsibility
Sofía Segovia ; translated by Simon Bruni
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Contributor
Author
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Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • spa
  • eng
Summary
"With war looming dangerously close, Ilse's school days soon turn to lessons of survival. In the harshness of winter, her family must join the largest exodus in human history to survive. As battle lines are drawn and East Prussia's borders vanish beneath them, they leave their farm and all they know behind for an uncertain future. But Ilse also has Janusz, her family's young Polish servant, by her side. As they flee from the Soviet army, his enchanting folktales keep her mind off the cold, the hunger, and the horrors unfolding around them. He tells her of a besieged kingdom in the Baltic Sea from which spill the amber tears of a heartbroken queen. Neither of them realizes his stories will prove crucial and prophetic. Not far away, trying and failing to flee from a vengeful army, Arno and his mother hide in the ruins of a Koenigsberg mansion, hoping that once the war ends they can reunite their dispersed family. But their stay in the walled city proves untenable when they find themselves dodging bombs and scavenging in the rubble. Soon they'll become pawns caught between two powerful enemies, on a journey with an unknown destination. Hope carries these children caught in the crosshairs of war on an extraordinary pilgrimage in which the gift of an amber teardrop is at once a valuable form of currency and a symbol of resilience, one that draws them together against insurmountable odds."--Provided by publisher
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10958623
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NjBwBT
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Segovia, Sofía
Index
no index present
Language note
Translated from the Spanish
Literary form
fiction
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Bruni, Simón
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True
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  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Refugees
  • Storytelling
  • Prussia (Germany)
  • Germany
Target audience
general
Label
Tears of amber, Sofía Segovia ; translated by Simon Bruni
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"Previously published as Peregrinos by Penguin Random House Grupo Editorial, SA de CV, in Mexico in 2018"--Title page verso
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
469 pages
Isbn
9781542027915
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1248927342
Label
Tears of amber, Sofía Segovia ; translated by Simon Bruni
Publication
Note
"Previously published as Peregrinos by Penguin Random House Grupo Editorial, SA de CV, in Mexico in 2018"--Title page verso
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
469 pages
Isbn
9781542027915
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1248927342

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