- 出版社: HarperCollins; Reissue (1990年10月30日)
- 外文书名: 楼上的房间
- 丛书名: Trophy Newbery
- 平装: 208页
- 读者对象: 8 - 12 岁
- 语种： 英语
- ISBN: 006440370X
- 条形码: 9780064403702
- 商品尺寸: 13 x 1.1 x 19.4 cm
- 商品重量: 150 g
- ASIN: 006440370X
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The Upstairs Room (英语)
From Publishers Weekly
In this Newbery Honor book, Reiss writes a stirring, fictionalized account of her own experiences as a Jewish girl during World War II. Ages 12-up.
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"In this fine autobiographical novel, Johanna Reiss depicts the trials of her Dutch-Jewish family during World War II. . . . The youngest of three daughters tells how she and her sister hid for more than two years in the upstairs room of the peasant Oosterveld family. . . . Offers believable characterizations of unremarkable people who survived, if not thrived, and displayed an adaptability and generosity probably beyond their own expectations." -- SLJ.
But it is not a dark and dreary tale, because she found beauty and goodness in her surroundings as only a child could. Ms. Reiss created a heartwarming book, with such honesty and openness. We might see so much through the eyes of a child, beginning with gratitude for all that we take for granted.
The protagonist, being only a child, has little understanding of the real dangers of the situation. Having forced to live through gradually worsening conditions, Anne and her sister start to get restless and reckless, especially when German soldiers move into the home they are hiding in.
As an adult reader, I found it to be a bit simplistic, however, the author's original intended audience was her own children, so I can not find fault with this. Older readers may especially find the humanity in the supporting characters of this story to be inspiring. In addition to a tale based on the first hand account of the author, this account also reveals the courage of the family that originally took in the girls, the constant fears of the family that gambled with their own lives to kept the girls hidden, the stupid risks taken by all for what might be a frivolous desire, the scary consequences of that choice, and the pride of these "simple farmers".
I especially liked the end of the story.