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Finding Sophie

3.53  ·  Rating Details  ·  60 Ratings  ·  8 Reviews
Selected by the Pennsylvania School Librarians Association as one of the PSLA YA Top Forty Fiction Titles 2003

Nominated in the fiction category for the 2004/2005 Red Cedar Book Awards (British Columbia's Young Reader's Choice book award)



Sophie Mandel was only seven years old when she arrived in London on the first Kindertransport from Germany. She has grown up with a frien
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Published May 8th 2009 by Tundra Books (first published 2000)
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Wafa
Oct 23, 2014 Wafa rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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In 1938, when Zophie Mandel was 7, she had lived in Germany all her life with her Jewish father and Aryan her Christian mother. With the coming of the Nazis, however, life was getting more and more dangerous and her parents sent her to live with an old friend and changed her name to Sophie Mandel. After her great time in England ,war was coming to an end and Sophie had recived a letter and there was a sad news that her mom died after a bomb hit the building where she was in and her dad wants her ...more
M.
May 06, 2012 M. rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
In 1938, when Zophie Mandel was 7, she had lived in Germany all her life with her Jewish father and Aryan mother. With the coming of the Nazis, however, life was getting more and more dangerous and her parents sent her to England (via the Kindertransport) to live with an old friend of her mother. Zophie became Sophie, she forgot German, and Aunt Em became her family.

Now the war is ending and Sophie doesn't know what is to become of her. She doesn't want to go back to Germany but she's worried ab
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Amanda
Sep 11, 2014 Amanda rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Read with Grade 9 in mind - theme of identity. Might work - especially with the narrator working in two time periods and referring to herself in the third person when she talks about her past. A good book, not great but interesting and potentially thought provoking for grade 9s. It's lack of action might make it a hard sell for some, but it's length makes it accessible for in-class study.
Miss Amanda
gr 2-5 113 pgs

Athabascan village, Alaska 1948 10 year old Frederika "Fred" is worried when they get a new teacher Miss Agnes. Will she be like all the others and leave at the first opportunity? Fred and her classmantes discover that Miss Agnes is nothing like the other teachers. She believes that everyone should get an education even Fred's twin Bokko, who is deaf. Miss Agnes finds a way to engage her students by teaching them using their experiences and interests. Fred and her classmates have n
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Amanda
Mar 10, 2013 Amanda rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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1945 London, England. 14 year old Sophie hardly remembers her parents. She was only 7 years old when she was evacuated from Germany on the Kindertransport. For six years, "Aunt Em", her mother's friend has raised her. Now the war is over, Sophie worries about when she will hear from her parents. How can she leave England and everything she knows, which after all the years feels more like home then she is sure Germany would.

This story provides a lot of information about growing up in warti
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Liz
Jun 09, 2012 Liz rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Suprisingly, i enjoyed this book. there are too many books on the events during the holocaust and world war 2 but when the war ends so does the book. being really into history, i really liked the perspective of a young refugee trying to figure out where she belongs in a post war london. Does she stay with the woment who has raised her and treated her as one of her own for the past decade or return to the torn lands of germany, to be with her father who survived in a concentration camp and who lo ...more
Buzybee7777
I enjoyed this book. Writen in First Person it is almost like a journal including her ideas and thoughts. She is a refuge in England before during and after WWII. A short little read, interesting to think about what it must have been like for those children who after six years had two families.
Neill Smith
Aug 06, 2011 Neill Smith rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Zoffie (anglicized as Sophie) was the daughter of a Jewish father and an Aryan mother in 1938 Berlin. Her parents sent her to live with a friend in England during WWII in order to protect her from the Nazis and this is her story extending past VE Day.
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