Chat with us, powered by LiveChat

The House by the Lake: The True Story of a House, Its History, and the Four Families Who Made It Home



by
Thomas Harding
illustrated by
Britta Teckentrup

Edition
Hardcover edition
Publisher
Candlewick Studio
Imprint
Print
ISBN
9781536212747
POTENTIALLY SENSITIVE AREAS
Violence: War/Harsh Realities of War
$17.55
SEE MEMBER PRICE
QTY

In the summer of 1993, Thomas Harding traveled to Germany with his grandmother to visit a small house by a lake on the outskirts of Berlin. It had been a holiday home for her and her family, but in the 1930s, she had been forced to flee to England as the Nazis swept to power. Nearly twenty years later, the house was government property and soon to be demolished. It was Harding’s legacy, one that had been loved, abandoned, fought over?a house his grandmother had desired until her death. Could it be saved? And should it?

When Harding began to make inquiries, he unearthed secrets that had lain hidden for decades about the lives of the five families who had lived there: a wealthy landowner, a prosperous Jewish family, a renowned composer, a widow and her children, and a Stasi informant. The house had been the site of domestic bliss and of contentment, but also of terrible grief and tragedy. As its story began to take shape, Harding realized that there was a chance to save it, but in doing so, he would have to resolve his own family’s feelings towards their former homeland?and a hatred handed down through the generations.

POTENTIALLY SENSITIVE AREAS
Violence: War/Harsh Realities of War

Details

Format

Print

Page Count

48

Trim Size

10 1/4" x 11 1/4"

Dewey

943

AR

0: points 0

Genre

Nonfic

Scholastic Reading Counts

0

JLG Release

Dec 2020

Book Genres

Nonfic

Topics

Berlin, Germany. Houses. Dwellings. Homes. Thomas Harding (1968– ). Families. Family history. Family life. Nazi Germany. World War II (1939–1945). Jews. Berlin Wall. 

Standard MARC Records

Download Standard MARC Records

Cover Art

Download Cover Art

Grades K-2
Nonfiction Early Elementary
For Grades K-2

Introduce young readers to the wonders of the world around them with 12 compelling nonfiction titles per year. These illustrated books feature innovative and easy-to-follow approaches to a variety of concepts and topics.

12 books per Year
$210.60 per Year
Interests
Animals,Beginning Readers,Nonfiction,Picture Books,Science/STEAM,Storytime/Read Alouds
Like this book?
Get more like this every month.
LEARN MORE
Grades K-2
Nonfiction Early Elementary
12 books per Year
$210.60 per Year

Other Recommended Titles From Nonfiction Early Elementary

Nonfiction Early Elementary

May 2021

Nonfiction Early Elementary

April 2021

The Beak Book

by Robin Page

Nonfiction Early Elementary

March 2021

Nonfiction Early Elementary

February 2021
Copyright © 2017 Magento, Inc. All rights reserved.