To Freedom

To Freedom

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Short-listed for the 1995 Silver Birch Award

Eleven-year-old Josie Grun escapes from Communist East Germany with her mother and father one dark night in 1989 just months before the Berlin Wall comes tumbling down. Braving border guards, barbed wire, and rifle shots, Josie reluctantly turns her back on her best friend, Greta, and all that was once familiar. She crosses the ocean to join her uncle in Calgary, attempts to learn a foreign language, and overcomes the prejudices of her schoolmates in order to forge a new life. Clinging to the passion that has always been a comfort, her figure skating, she enters a local competition to prove that she is free on the ice and off.


Eleven-year-old Josie escapes Communist East Germany with her parents. Can she forge a new life in Canada while clinging to her passion figure skating?



Baker & Taylor
As East Germany collapses in 1989, talented figure skater Josie and her family make a dangerous escape to Calgary, Canada, where they must adjust to a new life in a very different world.

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Short-listed for the 1995 Silver Birch Award

Eleven-year-old Josie Grun escapes from Communist East Germany with her mother and father one dark night in 1989 just months before the Berlin Wall comes tumbling down. Braving border guards, barbed wire, and rifle shots, Josie reluctantly turns her back on her best friend, Greta, and all that was once familiar. She crosses the ocean to join her uncle in Calgary, attempts to learn a foreign language, and overcomes the prejudices of her schoolmates in order to forge a new life. Clinging to the passion that has always been a comfort, her figure skating, she enters a local competition to prove that she is free on the ice and off.


Eleven-year-old Josie escapes Communist East Germany with her parents. Can she forge a new life in Canada while clinging to her passion figure skating?



Publisher: Sandcastle Books, 1999
ISBN: 9780888784056
0888784058
Characteristics: 124 p. : ill ; 21 cm.

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