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Shanghai Shadows (Reprint) (Paperback) (Lois Ruby)

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A young girl fleeing Hitler takes refuge in Shanghai, where she learns that she must fight to survive

Throughout tomboy Ilse’s childhood, her mother has tried to force her to behave like a proper Austrian lady. But when Hitler annexes their country, the family flees, boarding a packed freighter and sailing around the world in search of a safe harbor. The United States refuses to take them, so they proceed to China and make a new home in steamy, mysterious Shanghai. Their lodgings are cramped, money is tight, and Ilse’s father cannot find work—but Ilse is enchanted by the city’s international flavor. In Shanghai’s shadows she finds the adventure of a lifetime.
When the Japanese occupy the city, Ilse and her brother begin working in an underground resistance cell. Each day, the city grows more dangerous, and Ilse must lie, cheat, and steal in order for her family to eat. She is a long way from Austria, but she will do whatever it takes to survive.
Edition: Reprint
Number of Pages: 224
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
Sub-Genre: History
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Ingram Pub Services
Age Range: Teen
Author: Lois Ruby
Language: English
Street Date: November 10, 2015
TCIN: 50812560
UPC: 9781504028028
Item Number (DPCI): 248-11-6674
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