The Children of Willesden Lane: A True Story of Hope and Survival During World War II (Young Readers Edition) (Paperback)

The Children of Willesden Lane: A True Story of Hope and Survival During World War II (Young Readers Edition) By Mona Golabek, Emil Sher (Adapted by), Lee Cohen Cover Image
By Mona Golabek, Emil Sher (Adapted by), Lee Cohen
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A young readers' edition of an important and inspiring true story of hope and survival during World War II.

Fourteen-year-old Lisa Jura was a musical prodigy who hoped to become a concert pianist. But when Hitler's armies advanced on pre-war Vienna, Lisa's parents were forced to make a difficult decision. Able to secure passage for only one of their three daughters through the Kindertransport, they chose to send gifted Lisa to London for safety.
As she yearned to be reunited with her family while she lived in a home for refugee children on Willesden Lane, Lisa's music became a beacon of hope. A memoir of courage and the power of music to uplift the human spirit, this compelling tribute to one special young woman and the lives she touched will both educate and inspire young readers.

About the Author


Mona Golabek is a Grammy-nominated recording artist, internationally celebrated concert pianist, and star of the one-woman show The Pianist of Willesden Lane.

Lee Cohen is a journalist, screenwriter and poet.

Praise For…


"A tale of one young woman's courage ... hopeful, personal, and true."— Los Angeles Times

"A deeply moving and heartfelt tale ... brings tears to the reader's eyes ... a testament to maternal love."—Washington Post Book World


Product Details
ISBN: 9780316554886
ISBN-10: 031655488X
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: March 28th, 2017
Pages: 224
Language: English