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The Children of Willesden Lane

The Children of Willesden Lane by Mona Golabek, and Lee Cohen

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By Mona Golabek, and and, Lee Cohen

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5 reviews

The inspirational story of Lisa Jura’s escape from Nazi-controlled Austria to England on the famed Kindertransport


29 Sep 2022

I enjoyed reading this book. It was a quick and easy read for me, but well aimed at KS2-KS3. Although a fictional book, there was some very interesting information about the experience of Jews in pre-war Vienna and the Kindertransport to England. I was intrigued by what life was like for Jews who had moved to England during this time and especially the suspicion that surrounded them.
I would recommend this book to students in Yr7 or Yr8.

09 Jan 2022

My favourite character was Lisa because she still had courage after she was separate from her sister’s and she was still confident and working hard to become a concert pianist.

It interested me because in the blurb at the bottom of the page it says it includes courage,survival and the power of music to uplift her human spirit.

yes , i would recommend it because it was quite a drama book if i’m being honest and it might inspire people to have more courage and no matter what happens work their way up to their dreams.

20 Jul 2021


The author takes you on the journey of her mother during WWII. How her parents made the decision to send her from Vienna on the kindertransport train to London at just 15 yrs. It follows Lisa’s life from servant, to musical prodigy. This book is about finding hope in the things you love, even when tragic events go on around you. Simply written, but with a honesty and insight into some of challenges children and young adults faced.

06 Jul 2021

I definitely recommend it. It is non-fiction and about a girl in WW2.

18 Jun 2021

This book was spectacular and I recommend this book to everyone.

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