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No. of pages 320

Great for age 11-18 years
In this chilling but ultimately uplifting novel, Kathryn Lasky imagines a story of survival unlike any other. A deeply moving and unique story of survival by the award-winning writer Kathryn Lasky. One ordinary afternoon, fifteen-year-old Lilo and her family are suddenly picked up by Hitler's police and imprisoned. Just when it seems certain that they will be sent to a labour camp, Lilo is chosen by filmmaker Leni Riefenstahl to work as a film extra. Life on the film set is a bizarre alternate reality and the beautiful, charming Riefenstahl is always present. But Riefenstahl also answers the slightest provocation with malice and flaunts the power to assign prisoners to life or death.


This book has been graded for interest at 12+ years.

There are 320 pages in this book. This book was published 2015 by Walker Books Ltd .

Kathryn Lasky was born in Indianapolis. She has two grown up children and now lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts, with her photographer husband Chris Knight.

This book has been nominated for the following awards:

Buckeye Children's Book Award
This book was recognised in the Grades 6-8 category by the Buckeye Children's Book Award.

National Jewish Book Award
This book was recognised by the National Jewish Book Award.

Keystone to Reading Book Award
This book was recognised in the High School category by the Keystone to Reading Book Award.

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