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The Upstairs Room #2020

The Upstairs Room Annie and Sini two Jewish girls must hide in a room of a small farmhouse after the Germans invade Holland during World War II A Newbery Honor Book

  • Title: The Upstairs Room
  • Author: Johanna Reiss
  • ISBN: 9780694056101
  • Page: 426
  • Format: Paperback
  • The Upstairs Room By Johanna Reiss, Annie and Sini, two Jewish girls, must hide in a room of a small farmhouse after the Germans invade Holland during World War II A Newbery Honor Book.

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    1. I had never heard of this little book, but happened upon it at the library while my kids were at storytime It is a true story of two Jewish girls who lived with a Dutch family, secretly, for two years at the end of World War II The story is told from the younger girl s perspective and is related simply without excessive emotion or excessive explanations Without embellishment you see the way events unfolded for the Jews in Holland as they faced uncertainty and then great fear when the Germans inv [...]

    2. This is the author s own story written for her children of what it was like to live in a single room for three years, hiding from the Nazis, and losing precious years of childhood She was 8 years old when she went into hiding along with her teenage sister Because she lived this story and is a fine writer, Johanna Reiss does an outstanding job of depicting what a life in hiding is like for a child, especially one who doesn t quite understand what is at stake She also portrays her protectors an un [...]

    3. The Upstairs room was about a Jewish family during the Holocaust They live in Holland when the war happens and they are forced to move away from their homes in order to be safe from the Nazi s The family are split up later in the book and they go to other family s houses to hide from the Nazi They are fortunate of not getting caught but they almost do They survive the war and live happily every after.I think this book was very fun to read because it was so well in detail I felt like I was actual [...]

    4. This is another really great book for readers who are interested in World War 2 and the Holocaust Although the story doesn t portray such a vivid picture of the horrors of the Holocaust such as The Diary of Anne Frank does, it s still a very interesting and powerful story If you like learning about the Holocaust but not the really sad parts, this is the book for you The story takes place in Holland and is the true account or biography of a young girl named Annie living during the time when Hitle [...]

    5. I did a book report on this in 5th grade, and was reminded of it when I read Night with my niece recently I could not for the life of me remember the title, so I spent about an hour searching things I remembered from it all over the internet, and behold the power of the 21st century brought this book back to me I was as emotionally moved by it now as when I read it at age 10 But now I see the clever writing, how the sentence structure changes as the main character goes from age 6 to 13 Also, the [...]

    6. I read this book for the bookclub I am in and to be honest, when I found out this was what we were reading this month I was a little dissappointed This is why it is very important not to judge a book by it s cover or title or blurb It turns out this is a very good book, following the story of two Jewish girls who live in hiding It was very eye opening And this is a true story, an autobiography which is totally breathtaking I really enjoyed this book.

    7. I think because I have read many books about WWII fiction and non fiction alike, this book for me pales in comparison to them It is definitely an easy read, and of course the subject matter is interesting, but I felt like nothing really happened The author didn t adequately convey the despair those poor Jews must have felt at having to hide for so long If the characters were endearing, and their development stronger, I would have liked this book a lot .

    8. I read this to the kids for History as it s a story of a young Jewish girl who had to go into hiding in Holland during WWII It s the author s true story and made very real through her writing I loved the Postscript as the author shared her experience as an adult, taking her daughters back to Holland to see the house where she hid, meet the family that hid her, and see her old hiding place It was emotional for me envisioning that.

    9. The Upstairs Room , a novel by Johanna Reiss, tells the powerful story of Annie, a young Jew who lives through World War II It follows her life as she survives through the war Annie de Leeuw is a seven year old girl who life changes in an instant Before the war, she lived in Holland with her mother, father, and two sisters, Rachel and Sini One day, a tree in the commons begins to give rules about what Jews can do and what they can t They have regulated recreation hours, a law that forbids them t [...]

    10. I remember this book so fondly I picked it up one day and it has been one of my favorite tales The story is about two Jewish sisters hiding out in a trap room behind a closet in the upstairs room hence the title of a helping family during World War II They were trapped in the room for months hiding however one day the sisters risked to be outside and felt the warm glistening of the sun I have an attachment to the sun, it s warmth and sense of freedom it imbues I could not imagine the based on tr [...]

    11. This book is so good it is based on Johanna s real life and it teaches you many life skills like caring,bravery,sacrifice, kindness and love I don t know why you would not want to read this book it is history I love it.

    12. Even though The Upstairs Room by Johanna Reiss is fiction it gave me great insight into live during World War II in Holland Annie DeLeeuw was eight years old when the German army occupied Holland She and her Jewish family are abused and prohibited from leaving the country Annie and her sister Sini are hidden from the Germans by the Hannick family Within a few weeks they move in with the Oostervelds a Christian family, who are very kind Annie and Sini live with their huge family Unfortunately, th [...]

    13. There are all sorts of comparisons that can be made between this and Anne Frank s Diary of a Young Girl Both focus on Jewish girls who happen to be named Anne who are forced into hiding during WWII I found I enjoyed this one than Diary For some reason, I found I had a better sense of the hardships and fears with this one than the other Maybe that is because this was written by an adult looking back on the experiences instead of a teen in the midst of the experiences This one seemed to flow bett [...]

    14. I read this book originally as a 4th grader In undergrad, as a sopho in a class called Jews and Anti Semitism, I did an Honors Option where my professor noted Holocaust scholar Kenneth Waltzer assigned us to investigate true life Holocaust memoirs I picked this book, since I read it to pieces as a child, and I liked the way it had a quasi happy ending something you don t often get from Holocaust stories I also managed to find the author on the Internet and wrote her a letter, to which she respon [...]

    15. The upstairs room is about a girl that is Jewish and she is about 12 years old The German war is going on, and she is hiding from the Nazis.I don t recommend this book I thought it was kind of boring but that s my opinion If you are looking for a book that you can just sit down and read, read this one.I thought it was cool how they dyed their hair at the beginning of the story I thought it was a good spot where they were hiding but I feel like they could have hidden better like in the walls or s [...]

    16. This is a 1973 Newbery Honor book, an American Library Association Notable Children s book, a Jane Addams Peace Association Honor book and a winner of the prestigious Buxtehuder Bulle German children s book award.Taken from real life experiences of the author, she tells the story of four years of confinement in a cramped attic room during the Nazi occupation of Holland Eager to destroy the Jewish population, the Nazi s beat, brutalized and killed anyone willing to hide Jewish people.Bravely, a g [...]

    17. This book was really good it had some cliff hangers that I really liked I would recommend this book to any one who likes history books This book has some sad parts,happy parts and nerve racking parts That were really good Like when the Germans came to their house and the girls had to hide in the closet safe place My favor part was when the family let the Germans use their house as a base when they also had Jewish girls living in the house.

    18. I really enjoyed this book It is a true story, and I really liked the historical facts included It does have some inappropriate language, so I would have to say that I recommend this to ages 13 and up.

    19. Simple yet fascinating account of two girls who spent over two years in hiding during WWII and lived to tell the tale.

    20. It was very good because it explained a lot about what she was going through It was also about the Holocaust which I like to learn about.

    21. Turns out I did read this before Good book for about grades 4 6 Story of a Jewish girl in hiding during WWII.

    22. The Upstairs room is actually written by someone who grew up as a Jew during World War II That made is so much realistic and captivating to read The story talks about a girl named, Annie, who is a Jew growing up in Holland She is only 6 years old in 1938 when all terror starts happening She is surprised that the war reached Holland after hearing airplanes fly overhead Her father, who sells cows, listened to the radio every night He mother is sickly and has failing kidneys and constant headaches [...]

    23. The Upstairs RoomThis is the story of an Anne Frank who survived the war Although the story is fictionalized it is based on the true experiences of Reiss herself When the Germans occupied Holland, eight year old Annie de Leeuw, and her family were in grave danger because they were Jews Like Ann Frank s family, Annie s family found they could not get out of Holland.The two sisters were taken in and hidden by the Oosterveld s for the duration of the war They spend nearly every moment of the next f [...]

    24. The Upstairs Room by Johanna Reiss is a Historical Fiction novel, set during World War Two This book has many likable characters and a interesting plot The Upstairs Room is the prequel to The Journey Back also by Johanna Reiss This book is mainly about two Jewish sisters and their experiences during the Holocaust They stayed with a loving and caring family, the Oostervelds, who took care of them for over two years The two sisters being so used to the idea of hiding and not being seen were afraid [...]

    25. There are all sorts of comparisons that can be made between this and Anne Frank s Diary of a Young Girl Both focus on Jewish girls who happen to be named Anne who are forced into hiding during WWII I found I enjoyed this one than Diary For some reason, I found I had a better sense of the hardships and fears with this one than the other Maybe that is because this was written by an adult looking back on the experiences instead of a teen in the midst of the experiences This one seemed to flow bett [...]

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