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A winter's day in 1939 / Melinda Szymanik.

By: Szymanik, Melinda, 1963- [author.].
Publisher: Auckland, N.Z. : Scholastic, 2013Description: 283 p. : map ; 20 cm.ISBN: 9781775430308.Other title: A winters day in 1939.Subject(s): Forced migration -- Children's fiction | World War, 1939-1945 -- Conscript labor -- Children's fiction | World War, 1939-1945 -- Russia -- Children's fiction | Poland -- Children's fiction | Russia -- Children's fiction | World War, 1939-1945 -- Children's fictionGenre/Form: Children's stories, New Zealand.DDC classification: NZ823.3 Summary: "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.
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Sometimes in war the toughest enemies are starvation and disease. Taken from their home, forced to leave their country, put to work in labour camps, frozen and starved, Adam doubts that he and his family will ever make it out alive. Even if they were to get away, they might freeze to death, or starve, or the bears might get them. For the Polish refugees, the whole of the USSR becomes a prison from which there is no escape.

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.

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