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Waiting for Anya

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Published by Tandem Library .
Written in English


  • General,
  • Fiction - General,
  • Fiction,
  • France,
  • Jews,
  • World War, 1939-1945,
  • Children: Grades 3-4

Book details:

The Physical Object
FormatSchool & Library Binding
Number of Pages172
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL9855320M
ISBN 100613016904
ISBN 109780613016902

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  out of 5 stars Best book - Waiting For Anya. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 29 August Verified Purchase. I loved this book. The vivid pictures of the storyline and and the scenery was mind blowing. I would recommend this to any age form 12 and above. In my opinion, the best book Michael Morpurgo has written/5(69).   Directed by Ben Cookson. With Anjelica Huston, Jean Reno, Thomas Kretschmann, Noah Schnapp. During the harrows of WWII, Jo, a young shepherd along with the help of the widow Horcada, helps to smuggle Jewish children across the border from southern France into Spain/10(). Lescun, France, during WWII is the setting for this latest work by the author of Mr. Nobody's Eyes (). Jo is a shepherd with a tendency to doze on the job until a close encounter with a bear cures him while simultaneously leading to his acquaintance with Benjamin, son-in-law of the Widow Horcada, who lives up on the mountain. Benjamin, who is waiting to be reunited with his daughter, Anya. This book is amazing! As is the author!! This is a well written, truth based, book! Waiting for Anya is exciting, somewhat suspenseful, and has a lot of true facts about world war two! I especially was relieved to know that Jo, the main character, was respectful, polite, and mature, but Not in any way boring! This is one of my all-time favorite /5(36).

Waiting for Anya is a novel by children's author Michael Morpurgo. This novel is about a small village in France that is invaded by German forces during World War II. The so-called Black Widow of the village, Madame Horcada, lives alone outside the village on her small farm. Everyone ignores her and. Adapted from the novel by the author of War Horse, Waiting for Anya follows Jo Lalande (Noah Schnapp), a thirteen-year-old shepherd boy, and reclusive widow Horcada (Anjelica Huston), who come 38%.   Waiting for Anya is a novel set in a mountain village, Lescun, in France during World War II. A young shepherd, named Jo, accidentally finds a man hiding in Widow Horcarda's cow shed. Waiting for Anya film is true to the plot and spirt of Michael Morpurgo’s book. It reminds us that good and bad is never all on one side. A tearjerker. (Nicolette Jones) the adventure of the Jews' escape into Spain is both gripping and temperate (Publishers Weekly)/5(40).

Synopsis. Based on the novel by War Horse author, Michael Morpurgo, Waiting for Anya tells the powerful and authentic true story of a young shepherd-boy who risks everything to help smuggle Jewish children into Spain from German-occupied France.   Waiting For Anya author Michael Morpurgo says story is ‘more relevant than ever’ The former children's laureate spoke about the messages of his Holocaust story, which has been adapted into a.   Chapter one of the book, "Waiting for Anya". I made this recording for my students during their lit circles. This historical coming-of-age book by Michael Morpurgo is published by Puffin Books, an imprint of Penguin Young Readers group, a division of Penguin Books Inc. Waiting for Anya is written for kids ages 10 to The age range reflects readability and not necessarily content appropriateness.