Szymanik, Melinda, 1963-

A winter's day in 1939 / A winters day in 1939. Melinda Szymanik. - Auckland, N.Z. : Scholastic, 2013. - 283 p. : map ; 20 cm.

Novel for children.

Includes bibliographical references.

"Taken from his home in Poland and forced to leave his country, 12-year-old Adam and his family are transported to work in a labour camp in Russia. Ill-fed and poorly treated, Adam doubts they will ever make it out alive. Even if they do get away, they might freeze to death or starve"--Back cover. First person recount. Suggested level: intermediate, junior secondary.


Forced migration--Children's fiction.
World War, 1939-1945--Conscript labor--Children's fiction.
World War, 1939-1945--Russia--Children's fiction.
World War, 1939-1945--Children's fiction.

Poland--Children's fiction.
Russia--Children's fiction.

Children's stories, New Zealand.


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