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Author: L J Adlington
Publisher: Somerville, Mass. : Candlewick Press, 2018. ©2017
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : Juvenile audience : English : First U.S. editionView all editions and formats
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As 14-year-old Ella begins her first day at work she steps into a world of silks, seams, scissors, pins, hems and trimmings. She is a dressmaker, but this is no ordinary sewing workshop. Hers are no ordinary clients. Ella has joined the seamstresses of Birkenau-Auschwitz, as readers may recognise it. Every dress she makes could mean the difference between life and death. And this place is all about survival. Ella  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Young adult fiction
Historical fiction
Juvenile works
Fiction
Young adult works
Juvenile fiction
Material Type: Fiction, Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: L J Adlington
ISBN: 9781536201048 1536201049
OCLC Number: 1051003069
Notes: Originally published in 2017.
Description: 271 pages ; 22 cm
Responsibility: Lucy Adlington.

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As 14-year-old Ella begins her first day at work she steps into a world of silks, seams, scissors, pins, hems and trimmings. She is a dressmaker, but this is no ordinary sewing workshop. Hers are no ordinary clients. Ella has joined the seamstresses of Birkenau-Auschwitz, as readers may recognise it. Every dress she makes could mean the difference between life and death. And this place is all about survival. Ella seeks refuge from this reality, and from haunting memories, in her work and in the world of fashion and fabrics. She is faced with painful decisions about how far she is prepared to go to survive. Is her love of clothes and creativity nothing more than collaboration with her captors, or is it a means of staying alive?

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The Red Ribbon

by barker_patricia (WorldCat user published 2019-08-08) Excellent Permalink

This is a really good book about a young girl's life in Auschwitz. While the story itself is not true, there are many references to the horrors of the concentration camp. It is written in such a way that it is not graphic in detail, but instead it shows some of the things the prisoners had to deal...
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