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Showing Average rating 3. Rating details. More filters. Sort order. Start your review of Waiting for Anya. Aug 12, Laura rated it it was amazing Shelves: read-in A touching story written in a deceptively simple manner. A must read for both young and old! This is the story of Jewish children escaping from Poland and trying to cross the border into Spain while hiding from the German army during WW2. It is the story of a little boy and his family who risk everything to help.
As a realistic description of a little bit of history, this little book tugs at your heartstrings and shows you compassion and the best traits of humanity in the m A touching story written in a deceptively simple manner. As a realistic description of a little bit of history, this little book tugs at your heartstrings and shows you compassion and the best traits of humanity in the middle of a German occupied country.
It is heartbreaking and uplifting at the same time and I loved every bit of it. Dec 20, Meggan Turner rated it really liked it. Feb 24, Emilie Bonnie rated it really liked it. Michael Morpurgo writes about difficult times in the past and in the present, and although his writing is aimed at children they are very powerful, realistic and likely to bring a tear or two to your eyes.
A young boy called Jo, experiences a heroic journey when he discovers Michael Morpurgo writes about difficult times in the past and in the present, and although his writing is aimed at children they are very powerful, realistic and likely to bring a tear or two to your eyes. A young boy called Jo, experiences a heroic journey when he discovers some hidden Jewish children waiting to cross the boarder to Spain and to safety. Through this journey Jo has to be trusting, keep big secrets, deal with guilt, learn the heartache of loss and most of all be brave and strong for the Jewish children.
All along learning how kind the unlikeliest of person can be and just how cruel the human race can unfortunately sometimes be. It offers an interesting perspective of the war and shows how people were effected in different ways and the lengths that people, no matter their age were willing to go to to help others. Waiting for Anya would create some indepth discussions for the children, forming their own opinions of the main events and also to compare the story to their own lives. Morpurgo seems to have a lovely knack to encourage this type of thinking.
This will certainly not be the last Morpurgo book that I will be reading. View 2 comments. Feb 22, Rose rated it it was amazing Shelves: historical-fiction-of-sorts. Not normally the type of book that I am drawn to and usually enjoy, but this book is so good that it didn't matter. I believe most people would enjoy it. V emotional, so make sure you stock up on the tissues Read this to see if our kids would be old enough to begin on Michael Morpugo's books and actually thoroughly enjoyed it myself. Very real characters and a very moving story. Didn't want to put it down.
Apr 09, L. Johnson rated it it was amazing Shelves: childrens-literature , historical.
I love Michael Morpurgo. He writes in a very stark, deceptively simple manner which belies the skill behind his work. The ending of this left me feeling physically winded.
Amazing writer. This is no exception. Sep 20, Colin Luker rated it it was amazing. Good well written story just as suitable for adults as for children. Inteesting story that keeps your attention to the end. Just what you would expect from Michael Morpurgo. Highly recommended. Nov 02, Senshaye rated it really liked it. Michael Morpurgo weaves a wonderful tale, though I found this story particularly sad [you'll find out why after reading this book]. View 1 comment. He never fails to make me cry. I loved the story and the I'll try to write without spoilers.
I loved every single second of it and am left in its solemn wake.
May 20, Molly rated it liked it. Saw the author speak. He was a great speaker.
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I liked him better in person! But this was a solid historical fiction book for kids. Mar 12, Gary rated it really liked it Shelves: fun-reads. Loved it. Favourite part: his ability of build curiosity in the reader. Nov 19, Elah Horwitz rated it really liked it.
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Waiting for Anya is about the time through the holocaust in a small town in France. It is about a young boy, name Joe and how his courage grows.
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Sep 04, Henrietta rated it it was amazing. Set in a French village in the Second World War, a shepherd named Jo befriends a Jew named Benjamin who is waiting to be reunited with his daughter, Anya, after they were split up from one another. Jo agrees to help Benjamin as German soldier descend on the town. Sadly, Benjamin is caught by the German soldiers and is never reunited with Anya, who returns to the village too late.
Not only is this book informative in relation to WWII, the book is extremely thought provoking and gripping. The read Set in a French village in the Second World War, a shepherd named Jo befriends a Jew named Benjamin who is waiting to be reunited with his daughter, Anya, after they were split up from one another.
The reader is confronted with both heart warming and extremely unhappy scenarios, demanding a range of emotions to be felt. From the start, the book is extremely descriptive and captivating. The book is suitable for both KS2 and 3 readers both individually or together in class. Feb 03, Spencer Riehl rated it really liked it.
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Wonderful story with real characters. I have no doubt that stories like these played themselves out all across occupied Europe and beyond. View a free sample. Length of Lesson Plan: Approximately pages. Page count is estimated at words per page.