By Annika Thor
Two Jewish sisters go away Austria in the course of WWII/Holocaust and locate shelter in Sweden.
It's the summer season of 1939. Jewish sisters from Vienna--12-year-old Stephie Steiner and 8-year-old Nellie--are despatched to Sweden to flee the Nazis. They anticipate to stick there six months, till their mom and dad can flee to Amsterdam; then all 4 will visit the United States. yet because the international conflict intensifies, the women stay, each one together with her personal host relations, on a rugged island off the western coast of Sweden.
Nellie speedy settles in to her new atmosphere. She's pleased with her foster family members and shortly favors the Swedish language over her local German. no longer so for Stephie, who unearths it demanding to conform; she feels stranded on the finish of the area, with a foster mom who's as chilly and unforgiving because the island itself. Her major fear, notwithstanding, is her parents--and even if she's going to ever see them again.
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She looked up and saw SEEKERS: SMOKE MOUNTAIN 27 that Ujurak’s fur was bristling and his eyes were so wide she could see white circles around them. Kallik pressed closer to Qopuk. “What a horrible name,” she whispered. ” Lusa pressed. “Qopuk, what’s there? ” Qopuk’s eyelids were drooping. “Smoke Mountain,” he murmured. “The fire giant . . ” His head lolled to one side and his paws went limp. His eyes closed. ” Lusa cried. ” “Shhh,” Kallik told her. “Lusa, he’s sleeping. ” “Oh,” Lusa said softly.
Not thinking about it. Not thinking about big . . giant . . enormous teeth . . Qopuk stopped licking up the moisture, and Lusa gave the moss back to Ujurak. The old white bear stared up at the tangled branches above his head, outlined against the sharp blue sky. “The Longest Day,” he murmured. ” Lusa guessed. ” Qopuk shook his head. “I’m on a journey . . but I thought I would try to go to the gathering. Only I got lost. . ” “The ceremony was yesterday,” said Kallik. “I’m sorry. ” Taqqiq grunted.
The little black bear padded over to the tree. She reared up on her back paws and touched a twisting pattern on the bark of the trunk. ” Kallik asked. All she saw was an ordinary tree. Her heart sank at the look on Taqqiq’s face. This wasn’t the way to make him cooperate—he’d just think the other bears were even crazier. ” Lusa prompted. She dropped to her paws again and tilted her head at the bark. “It’s a bear spirit looking at us from inside the tree. ” Ujurak nodded. Kallik peered at the knobby bits of wood, trying to see any sort of face in it.