The Children of Willesden Lane

Based on a true story of a 14 year old girl Lisa Jura, who had to flee her home in Vienna and rebuild her life in London, the story brings home the reality of the Holocaust to readers aged 12 and up.

The Children of Willesden Lane

Author: Mona Golabek

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1445161311

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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, survival, 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. Based on a true story of a 14 year old girl Lisa Jura, who had to flee her home in Vienna and rebuild her life in London, the story brings home the reality of the Holocaust to readers aged 12 and up.

The Children of Willesden Lane

Based on the true story of her mother, Mona Golabek describes the inspirational story of Lisa Jura's escape from Nazi-controlled Austria to England on the famed Kindertransport.

The Children of Willesden Lane

Author: Mona Golabek

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0446506664

Page: 288

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Based on the true story of her mother, Mona Golabek describes the inspirational story of Lisa Jura's escape from Nazi-controlled Austria to England on the famed Kindertransport. Jewish musical prodigy Lisa Jura has a wonderful life in Vienna. But when the Nazis start closing in on the city, life changes irreversibly. Although he has three daughters, Lisa's father is only able to secure one berth on the Kindertransport. The family decides to send Lisa to London so that she may pursue her dreams of a career as a concert pianist. Separated from her beloved family, Lisa bravely endures the trip and a disastrous posting outside London before finding her way to the Willesden Lane Orphanage. It is in this orphanage that Lisa's story truly comes to life. Her music inspires the other orphanage children, and they, in turn, cheer her on in her efforts to make good on her promise to her family to realize her musical potential. Through hard work and sheer pluck, Lisa wins a scholarship to study piano at the Royal Academy. As she supports herself and studies, she makes a new life for herself and dreams of reconnecting with the family she was forced to leave behind. The resulting tale delivers a message of the power of music to uplift the human spirit and to grant the individual soul endurance, patience, and peace.

Lisa of Willesden Lane

Now is the perfect time to bring this timeless story of hope to even younger audiences as Mona Golabek's mission to transform historical testimony into youth empowerment has driven many requests for shorter, illustrated formats.

Lisa of Willesden Lane

Author: Mona Golabek

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780316463072

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Musician, performer, and educator Mona Golabek's inspiring story of her mother's escape from the Holocaust as a child to become a concert pianist against all odds, made popular by her highly acclaimed theatrical performances and beloved Hachette backlist favorite The Children of Willesden Lane, is now available for even younger audiences in an early chapter book format. In pre-World War II Vienna, Lisa Jura was a musical prodigy who hoped to become a concert pianist. But when enemy forces threatened the city -- especially its Jewish population -- Lisa's parents were forced to make a difficult decision. They secured passage for only one of their three daughters through the Kindertransport, and chose to send gifted Lisa to London for safety. As she yearned to be reunited with her family where she lived in a home for refugee children on Willesden Lane, Lisa's music became a beacon of hope for all of her peers. A story of the power of music to uplift the human spirit, this compelling tribute has moved and inspired hundreds of thousands of students and adults across the globe. Now is the perfect time to bring this timeless story of hope to even younger audiences as Mona Golabek's mission to transform historical testimony into youth empowerment has driven many requests for shorter, illustrated formats. Both a picture book and chapter book will be available.

Hold on to Your Music

Originally published in 2017 for older readers, The Children of Willesden Lane has sold hundreds of thousands of copies globally; now this picture book retelling will inspire a new generation.

Hold on to Your Music

Author: Mona Golabek

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780316463133

Page: 40

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An inspiring true story about one girl's escape from the Holocaust to become a concert pianist against all odds, made popular by musician Mona Golabek's highly acclaimed theatrical performance and the beloved novel The Children of Willesden Lane--now available for the youngest of audiences in illustrated form. In pre-World War II Vienna, Lisa Jura was a musical prodigy who dreamed of becoming a concert pianist. But when enemy forces threatened the city-particularly the Jewish people that lived there-Lisa's parents were forced to make a difficult decision. They chose to send Lisa to London for safety through the Kindertransport-a rescue effort that relocated Jewish children. As Lisa yearned to be reunited with her family while living in a home for refugee children on Willesden Lane, her music became a beacon of hope for those around her. A true story of courage, survival, and determination, this compelling tribute to a gifted young girl has already touched the lives of many around the world. Originally published in 2017 for older readers, The Children of Willesden Lane has sold hundreds of thousands of copies globally; now this picture book retelling will inspire a new generation.

Hold on to Your Music Special Edition

Originally published in 2017 for older readers, The Children of Willesden Lane has sold hundreds of thousands of copies globally; now this picture book retelling will inspire a new generation.

Hold on to Your Music  Special Edition

Author: Mona Golabek

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780316165075

Page: 40

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An inspiring true story about one girl's escape from the Holocaust to become a concert pianist against all odds, made popular by Mona Golabek's acclaimed theatrical performance and the beloved novel The Children of Willesden Lane -- now available for young readers in illustrated form. In pre-World War II Vienna, Lisa Jura was a musical prodigy who dreamed of becoming a concert pianist. But when enemy forces threatened the city-particularly the Jewish people that lived there-Lisa's parents were forced to make a difficult decision. They chose to send Lisa to London for safety through the Kindertransport -- a rescue effort that relocated Jewish children. As Lisa yearned to be reunited with her family while living in a home for refugee children on Willesden Lane, her music became a beacon of hope for those around her. A true story of courage, survival, and determination, this compelling tribute to a gifted young girl has already touched the lives of many around the world. Originally published in 2017 for older readers, The Children of Willesden Lane has sold hundreds of thousands of copies globally; now this picture book retelling will inspire a new generation. p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 11.0px Arial; color: #4180ff} p.p2 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 11.0px Arial; color: #4180ff; min-height: 12.0px}

Mothers in Children s and Young Adult Literature

... to Lisa saying that “the music of your soul is eternal,” Golabek conceptualizes
her own mother's “legacy” solely in terms of music (Golabek, “Author's Note” xi),
and this strongly affects how The Children of Willesden Lane depicts Malka Jura.

Mothers in Children s and Young Adult Literature

Author: Lisa Rowe Fraustino

Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi

ISBN: 1496807006

Page: 240

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Living or dead, present or absent, sadly dysfunctional or merrily adequate, the figure of the mother bears enormous freight across a child’s emotional and intellectual life. Given the vital role literary mothers play in books for young readers, it is remarkable how little scholarly attention has been paid to the representation of mothers outside of fairy tales and beyond studies of gender stereotypes. This collection of thirteen essays begins to fill a critical gap by bringing together a range of theoretical perspectives by a rich mix of senior scholars and new voices. Following an introduction in which the coeditors describe key trends in interdisciplinary scholarship, the book’s first section focuses on the pedagogical roots of maternal influence in early children’s literature. The next section explores the shifting cultural perspectives and subjectivities of the twentieth century. The third section examines the interplay of fantasy, reality, and the ethical dimensions of literary mothers. The collection ends with readings of postfeminist motherhood, from contemporary realism to dystopian fantasy. The range of critical approaches in this volume will provide multiple inroads for scholars to investigate richer readings of mothers in children’s and young adult literature.

The Kindertransport to Britain 1938 39

... published in 1992, Mona Golabek, The Children of Willesden Lane: Beyond
the Kindertransport, published in 2002 and probably the best known, I Came
Alone. The Stories of the Kindertransport, by Bertha Leverton and Shmuel
Lowensohn ...

The Kindertransport to Britain 1938 39

Author: Andrea Hammel

Publisher: Rodopi

ISBN: 9401208867

Page: 268

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This volume examines the Kindertransport to Britain 1938/39. The seventeen contributions provide various new perspectives, which are investigated for the first time in this volume. Chapters focus on the Kindertransport in British historiography, on the identity development of specific groups of Kindertransportees, on the Kindertransportees' further migration pattern, and on Kindertransport literature. Further contributions include a comparative study of Kindertransportees and evacuees, an article on therapeutic work with former Kindertransportees and reports on various memorial and cultural pr.

Trauma and Attachment in the Kindertransport Context

German-Jewish Child Refugees' Accounts of Displacement and Acculturation in
Britain Iris Guske ... The Children of Willesden Lane. New York: Warner Books.
Golan, E. (1995). Auf Wiedersehen in unserem Land. Düsseldorf: Econ Verlag.

Trauma and Attachment in the Kindertransport Context

Author: Iris Guske

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 1443807893

Page: 320

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The present volume is the result of an interdisciplinary oral history research project, which was carried out at the Centre for German-Jewish Studies at the University of Sussex. It focuses on the Kindertransport, the British rescue operation saving 10,000 predominantly German-Jewish children from Nazi Germany, and is based on in-depth case studies of five child survivors of the Holocaust. Looking at human development over the life cycle as mediated by intervening trauma was at the heart of the project, which examined the making and breaking of a child's close ties to significant others, processes of identity formation under acculturative stress as well as the creation and recall of traumatic memories. The study is thus one of the few in the field of attachment research which sheds light on the lifelong influence which early attachment has on coping with massive cumulative trauma. The former child refugees' narratives are enriched by letters, diaries, or articles written by them and their (host) families as well as by interviews conducted with family members and friends. Consequently, we can look at individual lives and collective destinies from more than one perspective as we are provided with rich, multi-layered accounts of people's whole-life trajectories. While each Holocaust survivor's developmental story is unique, it is, however, linked to the others' by the common experience of negotiating an identity between two countries, cultures, and religions against the background of unparalleled political upheavals, and as such also sheds light on, and offers ways out of, the traumata suffered in present-day contexts of enforced migration and displacement.

Congress Monthly

Eventually she was housed with refugee children her own age at the hostel on
Willesden Lane and found work as a sewing machine operator at an East End
factory . own , as she performed their works . The Children of Willesden Lane ( a
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Jewish Affairs

The background of The Children of Willesden Lane is set against the rise of Nazi
Germany immediately prior to , and during World War 2 , when a number of
German Jewish children and adolescents were rescued by means of the ...

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MultiCultural Review

The Children of Willesden Lane – Beyond the Kindertransport : A Memoir of
Music , Love , and Survival . New York : Warner Books , 2002 . 272 pp . A
proposal in both the House and Senate called for admitting 10 , 000 refuge
children under ...

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Implementing the Code of Practice for Children with Special Educational Needs

National Autistic Society , 276 Willesden Lane , London NW2 SRB . National
Deaf Children ' s Society , 45 Hereford Road , London W2 SAH . National
Eczema Society , 4 Tavistock Place , London WCIH 9RA . National Federation of
the Blind ...

Implementing the Code of Practice for Children with Special Educational Needs

Author: Ahmad F. Ramjhun

Publisher: David Fulton Publishers

ISBN:

Page: 113

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This new edition has been revised to bring teachers and other education practitioners up to date with the revisions to the Code of Practice due to come into force in January 2002. The author was a member of a working party for the National Advisory Group for special educational needs, with a remit to assist with the revision of the Code. This book reports on the outcomes, and details advice and guidance on the key tasks for its effective implementation.

Social Service Abstracts

THE FAMILY 0119 DIMMOCK , Brian ( ed ) A STEP in both directions : the impact
of the Children Act on stepfamilies . London ( 72 Willesden Lane , London NW6
7TA ) : National Stepfamily Association , 1992 . ix , 79p . Includes bibliographies ...

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Modern English Biography

1876, Morgenröthe : a book of the age for the children of the age 1881, new ed.
1883, Our deathless ... Paddington cemet., Willesden lane. Stuart and ... HUGH, 7
Baronet (only child of sir Wm. Purves-HumeCampbell, 6 baronet 1767–1833). b.

Modern English Biography

Author: Frederic Boase

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The Tablet

... charm which rivets the attention of children . " Willesden - lane , Brondesbury ,
London ; or Green Bank E. MOREL , - Weekly Register . House , Hall - green (
near Birmingham ) . CHEF DE CUISINE AND CONFECTIONER , The Castle and
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The Child

The Children's Camp Hostel for the British Empire Exhibition is at Park Royal ,
and is under the direction of the Middlesex Education Committee . Particulars
from Major H. Rufane Sanders , Depot 2703 , Willesden Lane , N.W.10 . Under
the ...

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