La portinaia Apollonia

La portinaia Apollonia

author Lia Levi 

illustrations of Emanuela Orciari 

 

 

rights sold: French language (reverted) 

collection: album
 

theme: memory, war and peace, another point of view 

 

January 2006 

for children 6 years, pages 28, cm. 20x27 

isbn 978-88-89025-30-7, € 9,50 

non disponibile

Autumn 1943. A Jewish child in a city occupied by German soldiers. His father has gone away. His mother works at home. Daniel has to run to join the bread line. The nasty doorkeeper Apollonia, clearly a witch, scares him more than the Germans. Until one day… So, it seems even a witch can sometimes save a child? Prize: 2005 Andersen Super Prize, Book of the Year and Best Book 6-9 years, The White Ravens 2006.