The Sky Over Rebecca

The Sky Over Rebecca

Children's, New & Recommended, Age 9-12
Paperback Published on: 14/04/2022
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The Sky Over Rebecca
Innovative Approach to a World War Two historical Novel
This one really left me thinking. The idea of an historical, holocaust novel for middle-grade readers focused around child protagonists is certainly not a ... READ MORE
Maureen at Waterstones Belfast


There was a single trail of footprints, the first I'd seen all morning. They were fresh tracks, I saw, the edges of the impressions in the snow quite hard. Small feet. Like mine. Someone my age. Then they stopped. When mysterious footprints appear in the Stockholm snow, ten-year-old Kara must discover where they've come from - and who they belong to. They lead Kara to Rebecca, a thirteen-year-old Jewish girl, and her younger brother Samuel. Kara realises they are refugees - from another time, World War Two - and are trying to find their way home. The grief and loneliness that Rebecca and Samuel have endured is something Kara can relate to - feeling like you're always on the outside looking in - and she finds herself compelled to help them. Through her eyes, we rediscover the magic that lies in the world around us, if only we have the courage to look for it. Kara is a heroine for modern times: fragile but fierce, in this utterly compelling story from a stellar new voice in children's literature, Matthew Fox

  • Publisher: Hachette Children's Group
  • ISBN: 9781444964707
  • Number of pages: 288
  • Weight: 240g
  • Dimensions: 196 x 126 x 28 mm

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The Sky Over Rebecca
A haunting story of friendship and bravery
This story begins with a mysterious snow angel. Kara lives next to a lake in Stockholm, Sweden, with her mother. When she spots the snow angel, she doesn't... READ MORE
Rebecca Rouillard
The Sky Over Rebecca
Beautifully Written If Children Engage With It.
This book follows a lonely girl, Kara, through a snowy town in Sweden when she notices a snow angel without any footprints around it. She investigates and ... READ MORE
Kate Walker
The Sky Over Rebecca
Wintry Tale of Courage and Friendship
Two girls meet across time and place, and their friendship saves them and others - showing how small actions of courage can make a big difference. The lang... READ MORE
Ulrica Dohnhammar