Welcome to KIWIreviews - product reviews
•  click here to return to the homepage  •
Welcome visitor.Join us or log in

Product reviews on kiwireviews.nz : Monday 21st September 2020 - 19:03:27

QuickSearch for:    What is QuickSearch?
QuickJump to:    What is QuickJump?
logon name: p/w:  
I want to:

You Are Here...

Home > Categories > Books > Young Adult > A Winter's Day in 1939 review

« Fearless reviewFearlessMy New Zealand Story: Cyclone Bola reviewMy New Zealand Story: Cyclone Bola »

Score: 8.3/10  [1 review]
3 out of 5
ProdID: 3907 - A Winter's Day in 1939
Written by: Melinda Szymanik

A Winter's Day in 1939
Price:
$18.50
Sample/s Supplied by:
Click to search for all products supplied by Scholastic (NZ)

Disclosure StatementFULL DISCLOSURE: A number of units of this product have, at some time, been supplied to KIWIreviews by the company for the purposes of unbiased, independent reviews. No fee was accepted by KIWIreviews or the reviewers themselves - these are genuine, unpaid consumer reviews.
Available:
March 2013

A Winter's Day in 1939 product reviews

Proud to promote NZ productsSometimes in war the toughest enemies are starvation and disease.

Taken from their home, forced to leave their country, put to work in labour camps, frozen and starved, Adam doubts that he and his family will ever make it out alive.

Even if they were to get away, they might freeze to death, or starve, or the bears might get them. For the Polish refugees, the whole of the USSR becomes a prison from which there is no escape.

Check out Scholastic (NZ) onlineClick here to see all the listings for Scholastic (NZ) Visit their website They do not have a Twitter account Check them out on Facebook They do not have a YouTube Channel They do not have a Pinterest board They do not have an Instagram channel



Tags:
1939   labour camp   melinda szymanik   nzmade   polish   prison   refugees   scholastic   war
Other listings you may be interested in:
F2FF2F
Rating: 6.5
TimelineTimeline
Rating: 9.5
Night's Dawn : A Second Chance at EdenNight's Dawn : A Second Chance at Eden
Rating: 9.5
NZ Woman's Weekly : Quick & Easy PC 2NZ Woman's Weekly : Quick & Easy PC 2
Rating: 9.3
The Blue LawnThe Blue Lawn
Rating: 8.0
Endometriosis: A New Zealand GuideEndometriosis: A New Zealand Guide
Rating: 8.8
Magnetic Mosaics - Amazing MosaicsMagnetic Mosaics - Amazing Mosaics
Rating: 9.5
Tortall and Other LandsTortall and Other Lands
Rating: 9.3
501 Great Kiwi Jokes501 Great Kiwi Jokes
Rating: 8.4
There Was An Old Woman Who Swallowed A WetaThere Was An Old Woman Who Swallowed A Weta
Rating: 8.8
James and the Giant PeachJames and the Giant Peach
Rating: 10.0
Kiss Kiss Yuck YuckKiss Kiss Yuck Yuck
Rating: 9.8
The Lonely Little TreeThe Lonely Little Tree
Rating: 9.3

Product reviews...

Everyone is welcome to post a review. You will need to Join up or log in to post yours.

Click here to read the profile of kymmage

Review by: kymmage (Kym)
Dated: 21st of March, 2013

Link to this review Report this review

 

This Review: 8.3/10
Price:
Score 9 out of 10
Rereadability:
Score 8 out of 10
Lose Track of Time:
Score 8 out of 10
Personal Choice:
Score 8 out of 10

I am a big fan of historical novels and I enjoy reading about periods in history that I don't know much about. So this book really appealed to me in a lot of ways. I have studied the Second World War several times from a few viewpoints, but never from the Polish point of view. I didn't know much about Russia during that period at all. For that reason I thought it was a good educational read.

I opened this book a few days ago, and have been steadily reading a handful of chapters at a sitting. I wouldn't say it has been an easy read though. The writing is really good. Szymanik has a good talent for describing the scene, and really putting you there. I felt the characters' panic, and their grief at times. My mind clearly painted the pictures because the author did her job very well.

For the mother in me though, she did it a bit too well. Some of the scenes even right from the beginning of the book were just too much for me. I ended up losing a few hours sleep, not from reading but from my mind reeling at what these poor people endured. I like that the book touched me so much and what I took away from that. But I guess what I'm saying is, I wouldn't recommend it if your pre-teen or teen is a sensitive soul.

Guest comments...

Random listing from 'Books'...

Score: 9.3
Product reviews for listing 1021: I Didn't do it for You: How the world betrayed a small African nation -  Written by Michela Wrong

Product image for I DidnScarred by decades of conflict and occupation, the craggy African nation of Eritrea has weathered the world's longest-running guerilla war.

The dogged determination that secured victory against Ethiopia, its giant neighbour, is woven into the national psyche, the product of a series of cynical foreign interventions.

Fascist Italy wanted Eritrea as the springboard for a new, racially pure Roman empire, Britain sold off its industry for scrap, the United States needed a base for its state-of-the-art spy station, and the Soviet Union used it as a pawn in a proxy war.

Go to the listing

General Disclaimer...

Protected by Copyscape Plagiarism Checker - Do not copy content from this page. Creative Commons Licence All trademarks, images and copyrights on this site are owned by their respective companies.
KIWIreviews is an independent entity, part of the Knock Out News Group. This is a free public forum presenting user opinions on selected products, and as such the views expressed do not necessarily reflect the opinion of kiwireviews.nz and are protected under New Zealand law by the "Honest Opinion" clause of the Defamation Act of 1992. KIWIreviews accepts no liability for statements made on this site, on the premise that they have been submitted as the true and honest opinions of the individual posters. In most cases, prices and dates stated are approximate and should be considered as only guidelines.

"Quantum mechanics: the dreams stuff is made of."
anonymous

KIWIreviews Help GuideClick here for the Help Guide Subscribe to our Twitter streamVisit our
Twitter feed
Visit our Facebook pageVisit our
Facebook page
Visit our YouTube ChannelVisit our
YouTube channel
Follow us on instagramVisit our
Instagram album
Visit our Google+ pageVisit our
Google+ page
Visit our Flickr photostreamVisit our
Flickr photostream