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To the Boy in BerlinAuthor: Elizabeth Honey
Imprint: Allen & Unwin
This title is suitable for ages 10+
Featured in the May, 2007 magazine
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Henni lives in Melbourne, Leo lives in Berlin.Different countries, different lives, so far apart;but sometimes the person furthest away is just the one you need A postcard from Leo Schmidt? I can't believe it. I'm trying to solve the mystery of a boy called Leopold Schmidt who migrated to Australia years ago. Leopold is long dead, but this new Leo is very much alive and kicking.Emails fly as they explore the world according to Henni and Leo. It's friendly and funny, but deadly serious, too. Without Leo, Henni would never unravel the dark secrets from the past. Without Henni, Leo would have to save his friend Felix single-handed.Well-loved Australian author, Elizabeth Honey, has collaborated with her German translator, Heike Brandt (also a writer for children), on this ground-breaking story which is the most exciting and thought-provoking junior novel we've published in a long time. You'll seldom meet two such quirky, endearing characters as Henni and Leo.
This is an intriguing mystery, fun to read.
Review by: Wendy Noble
Category:Children's Children's Fiction