Kidnapped from their parents during the Portuguese Inquisition, Maria and Isobel Ben Lazar were sent to a remote Brazilian monastery. In 1654, they escape and stow away on separate ships. Maria lands in Amsterdam, searching for 12-year-old Isobel and their parents. Befriended by the painter Rembrandt, Maria struggles to overcome her disappointments with hope and determinatKidnapped from their parents during the Portuguese Inquisition, Maria and Isobel Ben Lazar were sent to a remote Brazilian monastery. In 1654, they escape and stow away on separate ships. Maria lands in Amsterdam, searching for 12-year-old Isobel and their parents. Befriended by the painter Rembrandt, Maria struggles to overcome her disappointments with hope and determination. "A gripping companion book to "Out of Many Waters." This novel exemplifies the best of historical fiction, providing a real sense of the times, a plausible plot, and authentic characters."-"Horn Book" "Adventure and history are intertwined in this engrossing story."-"School Library Journal" Sydney Taylor Honor Book ABA Pick of the Lists...
|Title||:||One Foot Ashore|
|Number of Pages||:||212 Pages|
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One Foot Ashore Reviews
This book was sooooooo amazing! It tells the fictitious story of two Jewish sisters during the Holocaust. They used to live in Europe but they were separated from their family and they were sent to the Carribean (I think it was the Carribean.). To escape Hitler's wrath they had to pretend to be Catholic. They decided to return to Denmark where their parents are but they don't want to be caught. To escape notice, they each go on separate boats knowing that both will be going to Denmark at the same time. The main character is the older sister and when she reaches Denmark she can't find the ship that her sister was on and she finds out it had sunk in a storm. Now she has to set out on her own to find her family. It's a wonderful book and it's very inspiring.
gr 5-8 196 pgs1654, Brazil / Amsterdam. After escaping from the Brazilian monastery where she and her younger sister Isobel were forced to work, 16 year old Maria makes the dangerous ocean voyage to Amsterdam where she plans to reunite with Isobel and her parents. But when she arrives she discovers that Isobel's ship still has not arrived and her parents are no where to be found. Taken in by Dutch painter Rembrandt and his family, they encourage Maria to not loose hope that her family will one day be together again.Great story! Recommended to readers who enjoyed Greene's "Out of Many Waters"
Maria and her sister Isobel are Jewish children kidnapped from portugal and taken to a monastery to be indoctrinated to Catholicism. Years later they escape to search for their parents who they think have found refuge in Amsterdam. This story follows Maria's journey across the ocean and into more of the unknown.
I loved this book. I have not been able to find the other book though.
It was not as good as the first one, but I really liked knowing what happened the the other sister, and how it was resolved.
This book is one of my favorites that i read in elementary school because you can never stop same goes for the first book