Life Behind the Wall: Candy Bomers, Hidden Bunkers, and Smugglers Treasure / Revised - eBook  -     By: Robert Elmer
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Life Behind the Wall: Candy Bomers, Hidden Bunkers, and Smugglers Treasure / Revised - eBook

Zonderkidz / 2014 / ePub

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Format: DRM Protected ePub
Vendor: Zonderkidz
Publication Date: 2014
ISBN: 9780310742661
ISBN-13: 9780310742661
UPC: 025986742669
Ages: 8-12

Publisher's Description

Cut off by the Iron Curtain

This epic tale extends across generations and unfolds against the backdrop of a dangerous Cold War Berlin. This historically accurate, action-packed, three-books-in-one edition features three generations of resourceful teens living in the shadow of the Berlin Wall.

Titles include:

Candy Bombers: In spring 1948, teenage cousins Erich and Katarina are simply trying to survive in war-ravaged Berlin when the Soviets blockade the east side of the city, isolating its citizens—and starving them—behind the Iron Curtain.

Beetle Bunker: In August 1961, Sabine discovers a forgotten underground bunker. Though she first uses it to escape her crowded home, she soon realizes her hideout could possibly take her family under the wall to West Berlin and freedom!

Smuggler's Treasure: In spring 1989, life is good in West Germany, and even the Cold War seems to be thawing in the warmer weather. But as Liesl works on a class project about the history of the wall, she stumbles onto a startling secret no one will talk about.

Author Bio

Robert Elmer lives in the Seattle area with his wife and their little white dog, Farragut, who is named for the famous admiral. He is the author of over fifty books, most of them for younger readers (but some for grown-ups, as well). He enjoys sailing in the San Juan Islands, exploring the Pacific Northwest with his wife, and spending time with their three kids – along with a growing number of little grandkids.

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  1. Harrison, AR
    Age: 35-44
    Gender: female
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    History woven into an exciting tween adventure
    April 26, 2014
    Debbie from ChristFocus
    Harrison, AR
    Age: 35-44
    Gender: female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    "Life Behind the Wall" is a historical adventure for tweens. It's set in Berlin, Germany starting in 1948 and ending in 1989. The hero and heroine in each story were 13 years old. The stories were fast-paced and suspenseful. I was impressed by how well the author wove the history into the story without bogging down the pacing. The personalities of two of the heroines seemed pretty similar to me, but I can see that a certain level of disregard for personal safety was needed or there wouldn't be much of an adventure.

    Each story was a self-contained, and yet they were all interconnected and had an ongoing story that's wrapped up in the final story. There were Christian references, like Liesl smuggled New Testaments into East Berlin. It wasn't preachy but more like belief in God was a moving motive behind several people's actions.

    There was no bad language and no sex. Overall, I'd recommend this exciting and interesting novel to tweens.

    I received this book as a review copy from the publisher through BookLook.
  2. VA
    Age: 18-24
    Gender: female
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    Life Behind the Wall
    April 23, 2014
    Creazian
    VA
    Age: 18-24
    Gender: female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    Marking the 55th anniversary of the creation of the Berlin Wall, this epic tale extends across generations and unfolds against the backdrop of a dangerous Cold War Berlin. This historically accurate, action-packed, 3-books-in-one features teens and their family's struggle living in the shadow of the Berlin Wall, from its creation after WWII, to life behind the wall during the Cold War, to the Wall's ultimate and final destruction.

    Cut off by the Iron Curtain This epic tale extends across generations and unfolds against the backdrop of a dangerous Cold War Berlin. This historically accurate, action-packed, three-books-in-one edition features three generations of resourceful teens living in the shadow of the Berlin Wall. Titles include: Candy Bombers: In spring 1948, teenage cousins Erich and Katarina are simply trying to survive in war-ravaged Berlin when the Soviets blockade the east side of the city, isolating its citizens---and starving them---behind the Iron Curtain. Beetle Bunker: In August 1961, Sabine discovers a forgotten underground bunker. Though she first uses it to escape her crowded home, she soon realizes her hideout could possibly take her family under the wall to West Berlin and freedom! Smuggler's Treasure: In spring 1989, life is good in West Germany, and even the Cold War seems to be thawing in the warmer weather. But as Liesl works on a class project about the history of the wall, she stumbles onto a startling secret no one will talk about.

    Both educational and exciting, Life Behind the Wall is a great choice for middle readers at home or school.

    It's available on May 6th, 2014!
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