The Children of Willesden Lane by Mona  Golabek audiobook

The Children of Willesden Lane: A True Story of Hope and Survival During World War II (Young Readers Edition)

By Mona Golabek  and Lee Cohen
Adapted by Emil Sher
Read by Katherine Manners

Little, Brown Young Readers
4.33 Hours Unabridged
Format: Digital Download (In Stock)
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    ISBN: 9781549141607

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A young readers' edition of an important and inspiring true story of hope and survival during World War II. 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. As she yearned to be reunited with her family while she lived in a home for refugee children on Willesden Lane, Lisa's music became a beacon of hope. A memoir of courage and the power of music to uplift the human spirit, this compelling tribute to one special young woman and the lives she touched will both educate and inspire young readers.

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Summary

Summary

A young readers' edition of an important and inspiring true story of hope and survival during World War II.

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.


As she yearned to be reunited with her family while she lived in a home for refugee children on Willesden Lane, Lisa's music became a beacon of hope. A memoir of courage and the power of music to uplift the human spirit, this compelling tribute to one special young woman and the lives she touched will both educate and inspire young readers.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

A deeply moving and heartfelt tale ... brings tears to the reader's eyes ... a testament to maternal love. Washington Post Book World
A tale of one young woman's courage ... hopeful, personal, and true. Los Angeles Times

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Author

Author Bio: Mona Golabek

Author Bio: Mona  Golabek

A prolific recording artist and producer, Mona Golabek has appeared with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, the New York Philharmonic, the National Symphony, and the Tokyo Philharmonic. She has performed at the Kennedy Center, the Hollywood Bowl, and London’s Royal Festival Hall. Golabek lives in Los Angeles, California.

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Author Bio: Lee Cohen

Author Bio: Lee Cohen

Lee Cohen is a journalist, screenwriter and poet. He coproduced and wrote the feature film The Effects of Magic and has collaborated with Mona Golabek on several projects, including a recording of Ravel’s Mother Goose suite featuring Meryl Streep. He lives in Los Angeles with his wife and son.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Nonfiction/Biography
Runtime: 4.33
Audience: Children (8–12)
Language: English