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Highlights of Eastern Europe

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Enrich your travels with reading! Here's a hand-picked list prepared for your journey in conjunction with the book experts at Longitude.
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Lonely Planet Europe

EUR94
Lonely Planet
Lonely Planet Publications
2017
1248
1786571463
PAPER
Guidebook
1
0
0
0
Perfect for planning multi-week itineraries, Lonely Planet's coverage of Europe includes every nation. The full-color guide goes beyond simple highlights and provides reviews, cultural insights, insider tips and over 200 maps.
$26.99

The Magic Lantern, The Revolution of '89 Witnessed in Warsaw, Budapest, Berlin, and Prague

GER36
Timothy Garton Ash
Vintage Books
1993
167
0679740481
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
With a chapter each on Warsaw, Budapest, Berlin and Prague, this eyewitness account by an astute journalist and historian shows these vibrant cities during a time of great change.
$15.00

Prague, A Traveler's Literary Companion

CZH08
Paul Wilson (Editor)
Whereabouts Press
1996
256
1883513014
PAPER
Anthology
1/1/2112
0
0
0
0
This anthology of 24 vivid stories by Czech writers, both contemporary and well-known, brings the city, history, spirit and people to life.
$14.95

Central Europe Map

EUR12
Freytag & Berndt
Freytag & Berndt
2010
1
3850842169
MAP
Reference
1/0/1900
0
0
0
0
This colorful regional European map, like the sister map Europe Grand Tour (EUR185), covers from Paris and Amsterdam to Vienna, Prague, Warsaw, Budapest, Rome and Dubrovnik.
$14.95

Eyewitness Guide Vienna

AST01
Eyewitness Guides
DK Publishing
2016
288
1465440518
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
Take along this handy, compact guide featuring history, culture, color photography and excellent neighborhood maps.
$23.00

Frommer's Prague Day by Day

CZH85
Mark Baker
Frommer's
2013
192
1628870281
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
This handy, compact guide includes a separate fold-out map of the city center and detailed itineraries for experiencing the best of Prague.
$13.95

A Traveller's History of Poland

PLD53
John Radzilowski
Interlink Publishing Group
2012
320
156656655X
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A wide-ranging, accessible and effectively condensed brief history of Poland through the 1990s. With a useful chronology and historical gazetteer, this book marches confidently through the centuries.
$14.95

Before the Deluge, A Portrait of Berlin in the 1920's

GER11
Otto Friedrich
HarperCollins Publishers
1995
418
0060926791
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
A fascinating portrait of Berlin in the 1920s, this book features illuminating essays and an extraordinary collection of contemporary images of the city before the devastation of WWII.
$17.99

Budapest 1900

HGR01
John Lukacs
Grove Press
1994
255
0802132502
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Written by a distinguished historian and native son, this richly detailed portrait of the city at its zenith includes hundreds of illustrations.
$17.00

Bury Me Standing

EUR09
Isabel Fonseca
Vintage Books
1996
322
067973743X
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
This marvelous portrait of the Roma, also known as the Gypsies, offers insight into their music, foods, religions and folk traditions and also examines their influential but complex relationship with Eastern Europe.
$17.00

Heart of Europe, The Past in Poland's Present

PLD06
Norman Davies
Oxford University Press
2001
483
0192801260
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A history of Poland in reverse chronology from the Solidarity Movement to early civilization, condensed from the author's definitive three-volume history.
$25.99

Prague in Black and Gold, Scenes from Life in a European City

CZH09
Peter Demetz
Hill and Wang
1998
352
0809016095
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
In this anecdotal study, the author traces the 4,000-year history and culture of Prague in rich detail, giving equal weight to its glories and its dark, disturbing periods.
$28.00

The Habsburgs, Embodying Empire

AST11
Andrew Wheatcroft
Penguin Putnam
1997
416
0140236341
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
With skillful scholarship and engaging style, Wheatcroft reveals the history of this family of eccentric monarchs.
$18.00

The Palgrave Concise Historical Atlas of Eastern Europe

EUR138
Dennis Hupchick, Harold Cox
Springer
2001
130
0312239858
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
The changing borders and complex history of Eastern Europe as told through 52 maps and accompanying essays, organized chronologically. An excellent reference, the book shows the rise of Poland, changing borders of the Ottoman Empire, Hapsburgs and fate of
$32.99

The Gothic Enterprise, A Guide to Understanding the Medieval Cathedral

EUR190
Robert A. Scott
University of California Press
2005
294
0520246802
PAPER
Art & Architecture
0
0
0
0
An enthusiast, Scott delves into the history, design, architecture and wonder of Europe's medieval cathedrals and great Abbey churches.
$26.95

Between the Woods and the Water

CEU31
Patrick Leigh Fermor
NYRB
2005
320
1590171667
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
In this sequel to A Time of Gifts (CEU30), Leigh Fermor's classic account of his adventure on foot to Constantinople in 1933, Paddy relates his youthful travels in Hungary and Romania, culminating with his arrival at the Iron Gates on the Danube.
$15.95

The Berlin Diaries

GER104
Marie Vassiltchikov
Vintage Books
1988
368
0394757777
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
12/14/2013
0
1
0
0
The compulsively readable wartime account of an emigre Russian princess who was secretary to Adam Von Trott, mastermind of the failed 20th of July plot to assassinate Hitler. Idealistic, vivacious and observant, "Missie" conveys the flavor of Berlin during the 1940s.
$17.95

Poland

PLD02
James Michener
Fawcett
2015
640
0812986709
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
In his epic style, Michener presents the sweep of Polish history from the earliest days to 1983 in this massively researched novel.
$18.00

Prague

HGR29
Arthur Phillips
Random House
2003
384
0375759778
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Don't be fooled by the title -- this engaging novel is set in Budapest. Five young American expats have settled themselves in what they consider the "second-best" eastern European city, where chance encounters and interactions determine how their lives will -- or won't -- be changed.
$16.00

Shosha

PLD18
Isaac Bashevis Singer
Noonday Press
1996
0374524807
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
A powerful novel of love set in the Jewish quarter of Warsaw as World War II erupts around the protagonists.
$16.00

The Book of Laughter and Forgetting

CZH17
Milan Kundera
HarperCollins
1999
312
0060932147
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Kundera strings together loosely related short stories to form an original and entertaining look at Czech culture.
$15.99

The Innocent

GER43
Ian McEwan
Doubleday
1998
256
0385494335
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
A reluctant British spy, an everyman caught up in espionage, a startling affair -- and murder, all set in circa 1950s Berlin.
$16.00

The Radetzky March

AST17
Joseph Roth, Joachim Neugroschel (Translator)
Overlook Press
2002
331
1585673269
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Magnificently set against the backdrop of the twilight of the Habsburg Empire, Roth's family saga takes in the sweep of history and empire in Central Europe. The richly textured novel opens at the battle of Solferino, when young Lieutenant Trotta saves the life of the Emperor.
$16.95

The Third Man and The Fallen Idol

AST30
Graham Greene
Penguin
1992
157
014018533X
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
A haunting tale and penetrating portrait of Vienna after World War II, "The Third Man" is the result of Greene's collaboration with Carol Reed on the classic movie. "The Fallen Idol" is a separate tale of intrigue set in Britain.
$15.00

The Tin Drum

GER33
Gunter Grass
Mariner Books
2010
582
0547339100
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Probably the best German novel written since the end of World War II, this is the surreal story of a mute dwarf named Oskar who lives through Nazi Germany and finds himself in a mental institution.
$16.95

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Eyewitness Guide Prague

CZH01
Eyewitness Guides
DK Publishing
2017
272
1465455078
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
This superb guide features color photography, dozens of excellent maps and a district-by-district synopsis of the celebrated city's attractions. Handsome, convenient and up-to-date, this is the guide to carry.
$25.00

Fin-de-Siecle Vienna: Politics and Culture

AST04
Carl E. Schorske
Random House
1981
378
0394744780
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A landmark study of turn-of-the century Vienna -- one of the key chapters in modern intellectual history. Among its luminaries were Freud, Klimt, Kokoshka and Schoenberg.
$24.00

The Road into the Open

AST02
Arthur Schnitzler, Roger Byers (Translator), Russell A. Berman (Introduction)
University of California Press
1992
314
0520077741
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Set in fin-de-siecle Vienna, this novel, about the death of Austrian liberal society in an atmosphere of nationalism and anti-Semitism, features a handsome composer's encounters with intellectuals and artists.
$31.95

Western Austria Tyrol Map

AST05
Freytag & Berndt
Freytag & Berndt
1
3850843478
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A colorful regional map of western Austria, including the Tyrolean region.
$13.95

Walking

WLK04
Henry David Thoreau
HarperCollins
1994
92
0062511130
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
Slip this pocket edition of Thoreau's meditations on the spiritual benefits of this most civilized form of travel in your daypack for inspiration.
$9.99

Mozart, A Life

AST06
Maynard Solomon
HarperCollins Publishers
2006
640
0060883448
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
Solomon's celebrated biography tears down the "eternal child" Mozart myth, bringing to life the psychological depth of the musical genius. The book also illustrates life in 18th-century Salzburg.
$22.95

A World Lit Only By Fire: The Medieval Mind and the Renaissance, Portrait of an Age

EUR06
William Manchester
Little Brown and Company
1993
336
0316545562
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Organized into sections on the Renaissance, Reformation and Discovery, Manchester's popular history evokes in vivid detail the great figures and daily life of the 16th century, including Henry VIII, Magellan, Borgia, da Vinci and Martin Luther.
$16.00

The Austrians, A Thousand-Year Odyssey

AST10
Gordon Brook-Shepherd
Hachette
2003
512
0786711027
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Detailed, impressively researched and readable, this book is a wide-ranging narrative history of the last 1,000 years of Austria and the Austrian character.
$23.00

Open Letters, Selected Writings: 1965 - 1990

CZH06
Vaclav Havel, Paul Wilson (Editor)
Vintage Books
1992
405
0679738118
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
This inspired anthology of writings by the Czech poet-president Vaclav Havel collects 25 essays, letters and speeches written between 1965 and 1990, including those that directly influenced the Polish Solidarity movement.
$16.95

Kingdom of Auschwitz

PLD04
Otto Friedrich
HarperCollins
1994
128
0060976403
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Otto Friedrich's slim book is an intensely personal account of the infamous Auschwitz death camp. He covers the entire history of Auschwitz in short chapters punctuated with eyewitness accounts and testimonies.
$13.99

Under the Frog

HGR12
Tibor Fischer
Picador USA
2001
256
0312278713
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Irony and wit pervade this novel set against the backdrop of the short-lived Hungarian revolution of 1956. The author's own experiences are played out by a cast of Kafkaesque characters all looking for a way though the turbulent days before the Russian tanks roll into Budapest.
$18.00

The Painted Bird

PLD07
Jerzy Kosinski
Grove Press
1995
256
080213422X
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
This acclaimed novel is based on the author's own experiences in World War II Poland. The often disturbing account of a young Jewish boy's journey through rural Poland as he tries to evade everyone from SS officers to anti-Semitic Polish peasants will leave an indelible impression.
$16.00

Baroque and Rococo Art

EUR53
Germain Bazin
Thames & Hudson
1985
288
0500200181
PAPER
Art & Architecture
1/1/2112
0
0
0
0
An excellent illustrated survey of Baroque and Rococo art and architecture, this volume in the acclaimed "World of Art" series is a good companion to the golden age of Middle Europe.
$21.95

The Haunted Land, Facing Europe's Ghosts After Communism

EUR54
Tina Rosenberg
Vintage Books
1996
437
0679744991
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
In this groundbreaking book, a journalist reports on how the newly democratized people of East Germany, Poland and the Czech Republic have confronted the horrors of their former governments.
$18.95

Germany Adventure Map

GER07
National Geographic
National Geographic Maps
2012
2
156695603X
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A double-sided full color map of Germany at a scale of 1:825,000. Printed on waterproof, tear-resistant paper.
$11.95

Hitler's Willing Executioners, Ordinary Germans and the Holocaust

GER06
Daniel Jonah Goldhagen
Vintage Books
1997
624
0679772685
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
The controversial study of what ordinary German citizens did -- and did not do -- in reaction to the escalating horrors of WWII.
$18.95

The Germans

GER10
Gordon A. Craig
Meridian Books
1991
361
0452010853
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
A gifted historian, Craig explores the paradoxes of German identity in this masterful portrait of German life, past and present, with chapters on religion, money, Jews, women, literature and society, Berlin and language.
$18.00

The German Way

GER12
Hyde Flippo
McGraw-Hill
1997
138
0844225134
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
This clever A-to-Z guide to quirks, attitudes, behavior and customs is a terrific resource for travelers seeking insight into why the Germans, Austrians and Swiss do what they do.
$18.00

A Concise History of Germany

GER13
Mary Fulbrook
Cambridge University Press
2004
277
0521540712
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
This essential short history of Germany -- a whirlwind survey in less than 300 pages -- explores the relationships between social, political and cultural factors in this land located in the center of Europe.
$35.99

Germany in the High Middle Ages, 1050-1200

GER31
Horst Fuhrmann
Cambridge University Press
1992
209
0521319803
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A masterly survey of German development through the first three crusades and the rise of the kingdom of Germany.
$49.99

All Quiet on the Western Front

GER15
Erich Maria Remarque
Ballantine Books
1996
295
0449911497
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Written by a soldier in the Kaiser's army, this novel has been hailed as the greatest novel of World War I, and was later made into a memorable film.
$16.00

Buddenbrooks, the Decline of a Family

GER22
Thomas Mann
Everyman's Library
1994
784
0679417370
HARD COVER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Lubeck native Mann's masterpiece about the decline of a German family at the end of the 19th century. Originally published in 1901.
$27.00

The Blue Flower

GER21
Penelope Fitzgerald
Mariner Books
2014
320
0395859972
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Set in the Age of Goethe, this exquisitely written short novel is a fictional account of the life of the Romantic poet Novalis. It paints a vivid picture of German intellectual and mercantile life in the late 1700s.
$14.95

The Burgermeister's Daughter, Scandal in a Sixteenth-Century German Town

GER25
Steven Ozment
HarperCollins
1997
256
0060977213
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Meticulously researched and absorbing, this narrative by a Harvard historian traces the legal battle of the daughter of a well-to-do family who was thrown out of her home and disinherited in 1525.
$15.99

The Berlin Stories

GER19
Christopher Isherwood
New Directions Publishing Corporation
2008
256
081121804X
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
"The Last of Mr. Norris" and "Goodbye to Berlin" find Sally Bowles, Fraulein Schroeder and the doomed Landauers caught up in the nightlife, danger and mystique of 1931 Berlin.
$17.95

The Kalevala

SCN14
Keith Bosley
Oxford University Press
2009
679
0199538867
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
This national epic of Finland, based on ancient heroic poetry, was a rallying flag for national aspirations as Finland struggled to break away from Russia in the 19th century.
$15.95

Economic and Social History of Medieval Europe

EUR18
Henri Pirenne
Harvest Books
1956
224
0156275333
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Pirenne, an important economic historian, traces the economic and social development of Western Europe from the end of the Roman Empire to the middle of the 15th century in this classic book, first published in 1936.
$15.95

Lonely Planet Czech and Slovak Republics

CZH07
Lonely Planet
Lonely Planet Publications
2010
488
1741045045
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
In the hallmark Lonely Planet style, this practical guide to the Czech Republic and Slovakia features 95 maps, a good overview of culture, history and nature, and much nuts-and-bolts information on excursions, accommodations and sightseeing.
$22.99

Neither Here Nor There, Travels in Europe

EUR25
Bill Bryson
HarperCollins
2001
254
0380713802
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
Bryson deploys his famously cranky humor in this romp through European capitals. He's great fun to read and insightful on quirks of character.
$15.99

Plagues and Peoples

EUR26
William McNeill
Doubleday
1998
365
0385121229
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
This book traces the waves of epidemics that raged through Europe.
$17.00

Return to Diversity: A Political History of East Central Europe Since World War II

EUR31
Joseph Rothschild
Oxford University Press
2008
274
0195334752
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
An opinionated, well-written and clear political history of the region, including Poland, Czechoslovakia, Hungary, Romania, Bulgaria and the Balkans.
$54.95

Balkan Tragedy, Chaos and Dissolution after the Cold War

BLK18
Susan Woodward
Brookings
1995
536
0815795130
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A scholarly, detailed analysis of Yugoslavia's collapse, published by the Brookings Institution, where the author is a senior policy fellow.
$27.99

Central Europe, Enemies, Neighbors, Friends

EUR69
Lonnie Johnson
Oxford University Press
2010
382
0195386647
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
An academic survey of the social, political, and economic past of Central Europe and the conflicts that stir modern-day European politics.
$54.95

Imagining the Balkans

BLK19
Maria Todorova
Oxford University Press
2009
273
0195387864
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A challenging book, but well worth the effort for its insight, this collection of essays examines in scholarly and critical detail the roots of our stereotypes and misconceptions about the Balkans.
$28.95

Eastern Europe Map

EUR36
Freytag & Berndt
Freytag & Berndt
2013
1
3850842177
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A detailed travel map of Eastern Europe and the Black Sea, at a scale of 1:2,000,000.
$14.95

A Concise History of Bulgaria

BGR01
R.J. Crampton
Cambridge University Press
2005
287
0521616379
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A highly readable, illustrated introduction to Bulgaria's history from medieval empire to Ottoman rule, revival and modernization to the fall of Communism.
$35.99

Michelin Map Germany: Mideast 544

GER28
Michelin
Michelin Travel Publications
2013
2067186132
PAPER
0
0
0
0
A detailed map of the Eastern part of Germany, from Berlin to the Czech Republic, at a scale of 1:300,000.
$11.95

Southern Germany Map

GER29
ITMB
ITMB
2015
1
1771293098
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A detailed color map of southern Germany from Bavaria to the Rhineland.
$12.95

Crown of Thorns, The Reign of King Boris III of Bulgaria, 1918-1943

BGR02
Stephan Groueff
Madison Books
1998
440
1568331142
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
A biography of the famed Bulgarian monarch, who ruled from the end of World War I to the middle of World War II, when he defied Hitler's wishes for expelling Bulgaria's Jews.
$29.95

The Coasts of Bohemia, A Czech History

CZH10
Derek Sayer
Princeton University Press
2000
408
069105052X
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A sensitively written and lively portrait of the highs and lows of Czech history over the past century with special attention to the fate of Prague in war and peace.
$52.50

The Good Soldier Svejk and His Fortunes in the World War

CZH11
Jaroslav Hasek, Cecil Parrott (Translator)
Penguin
2006
752
0140449914
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
The deeply funny story of a hapless Czech soldier in the Austro-Hungarian army, dismissed for incompetence only to be pressed into service by the Russians in World War I, then captured by his own troops.
$16.00

Prague Map

CZH13
Borch Maps
Borch Maps
2016
2
3866095414
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A laminated, detailed map of the center of Prague at a scale of 1:10,000.
$9.95

Schubert's Vienna

AST18
Raymond Erickson (Editor)
Yale University Press
1997
304
0300070802
HARD COVER
History
0
0
0
0
A scholarly view of Vienna at the end of the 18th century and the beginning of the 19th with essays by a variety of contributors on Viennese politics, social issues, culture, and, of course, music. With 160 well integrated illustrations.
$45.00

Ecological Imperialism: The Biological Expansion of Europe, 900-1900

NAT22
Alfred W. Crosby
Cambridge University Press
2004
370
0521546184
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
The story of how early explorers, colonists and settlers reshaped our biological world.
$34.99

The Spy Who Came in From the Cold

GER37
John Le Carre
Penguin Putnam
2012
224
0143124757
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
The Cold War spy thriller that established Le Carre as master of the genre.
$16.00

My German Question: Growing Up in Nazi Berlin

GER38
Peter Gay
Yale University Press
1999
208
0300080700
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
Looking back at his youth, the historian and author attempts to explain what it was like to be a German and a Jew as the Nazis came to power in 1930s Berlin.
$20.00

Berlin and Its Culture: A Historical Portrait

GER40
Ronald Taylor
Yale University Press
1997
448
0300072007
HARD COVER
History
0
0
0
0
Organized chronologically, this illustrated survey covers the full range of the cultural history of Berlin from medieval architecture to expressionism during the Weimar years, and the 1980s art scene.
$55.00

City Flash Berlin

GER42
Hallwag
Hallwag
2
052895251X
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A sturdy, easy-to-fold city map
$9.95

Berlin Noir

GER47
Philip Kerr
Penguin Putnam
1994
834
0140231706
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
A trio of novels (March Violets, The Pale Criminal, A German Requiem) that follow the fate of detective Bernie Gunther as he tries to make a living in Nazi Germany.
$24.00

The Unbearable Lightness of Being

CZH16
Milan Kundera
HarperCollins
1999
320
0060932139
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Kundera's intriguing novel, praised for its meditations on the nature of men and women, and on the fearful emptiness of life in Prague under Communist rule. We also carry Kundera’s collection of short stories The Book of Laughter and Forgetting.
$15.99

Michelin Germany Southeast Map

GER48
Michelin
Michelin Travel Publications
2013
2
2067186159
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
In this regional color map, Michelin covers Bavaria with Frankfurt, Munich and Nurnberg, plus surrounding portions of Austria (Salzburg and the Tyrolean Alps) at a scale of 1:375,000.
$11.95

For Kids

The Endless Steppe, Growing Up in Siberia

SIB07
Esther Hautzig, Jean-Francois Podevin (Illustrator)
HarperCollins
1995
243
006447027X
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
YOUNG ADULTS
The story of a girl, mother and grandmother shipped to a forced labor camp in Siberia.
$7.99

The Trumpeter of Krakow

PLD12
Eric Philbrook Kelly, Janina Domanska
Aladdin Books
1992
208
0689715714
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Literature
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MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
A children's story about a young boy in medieval Krakow.
$7.99

Golem

CZH38
David Wisniewski, Lee Salsberry (Illustrator)
Houghton Mifflin Company
2007
32
0618894241
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Literature
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MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
A retelling of a Jewish legend, set in Prague in the 16th century, a dark time for the city's Jewish residents. A rabbi builds a clay giant to protect his people from persecution; the golem, in this version, speaks with a child's simplicity. The remarkable paper-cutout illustrations brilliantly evoke the Prague of old. Ages 7-10.
$7.99

Upon the Head of the Goat, A Childhood in Hungary, 1939-1944

HGR24
Aranka Siegal
Farrar, Straus & Giroux
2003
224
0374480796
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Biography/Memoir
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YOUNG ADULTS
This spare memoir of a Jewish girlhood in a German-occupied Hungarian town won its author a Newbery Honor citation. Its serious subject and introspective tone are recommended for sophisticated young adults.
$8.99

The Good Master

HGR25
Kate Seredy
Puffin
1986
196
014030133X
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Literature
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MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
First published in the 1930s, this novel tells of two cousins who ride horses across the Hungarian plains, encountering shepherds and gypsies en route. It's all marvelously evocative of the folk customs and lifestyles of old Hungary. Ages 9-12.
$7.99

The Singing Tree

HGR26
Kate Seredy
Penguin Putnam
1990
247
0140345434
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Literature
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MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
The sequel to "The Good Master," in which cousins Jancsi and Kate are now older -- and Hungary (and all of 1914 Europe) are on the brink of war.
$7.99

The White Stag

HGR27
Kate Seredy
Penguin Putnam
1979
96
0140312587
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Literature
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MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
Kate Seredy drew on oral traditions and folklore for this gripping novella about the Huns' and Magyars' fifth-century migration from Asia to Central Europe. It won her a Newbery Medal in 1938. Ages 9 to 12.
$5.99

The Cats in Krasinski Square

CEU23
Karen Hesse, Wendy Watson (Illustrator)
Scholastic Inc.
2004
32
0439435404
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History
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MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
A touching tale of a young girl's act of resistance against the Nazi occupation of Warsaw.
$18.99

The Star of Kazan

CEU24
Eva Ibbotson, Kevin Hawkes (Illustrator)
Dutton Inc.
2006
404
0525473475
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Literature
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YOUNG ADULTS
A delightful young adult adventure that twists and turns through fin-de-siecle Vienna. Annika, a foundling taken in by a household of eccentric professors and kind hearted servants, is enchanted by the spectacle of Vienna and the simple pleasures of domestic chores. Her life is turned upside-down when her aristocratic mother unexpectedly reappears in her life and sweeps her off to live in a castle in Germany.
$8.99