The Devil in Vienna
Inge Dorenwald and Lieselotte Vessely have been best friends for most of their thirteen years. They share secrets, fears, hopes and even the same birthday. It never mattered that Inge was Jewish and that Lieselotte was the daughter of a Nazi SS officer--until now. Hitler and Nazism are infiltrating Vienna, Austria, in 1938 and suddenly it is forbidden for the girls to continue seeing each other. Despite the danger, Inge and Liselotte struggle to keep their friendship alive. But will they be able to do it? This novel, based on the author's own experiences during World War II, is an ALA Notable Book and winner of the Sydney Taylor Award and the Golden Kite Award.
- Paperback | 243 pages
- 106.7 x 170.2 x 20.3mm | 158.76g
- 09 Sep 2004
- New York, NY, United States
About Doris Orgel
Doris Orgel is a children's book author born in Vienna, Austria February 15, 1929. Her book The Devil in Vienna received a Phoenix Award Honor in 1998, and her books Sarah's Room and Dwarf Long-Nose were illustrated by Hans Christian Andersen Award winning illustrator Maurice Sendak. She has also translated children's books from German to English. Two of her translations, Nero Corleone: a Cat's Story by Elke Heidenreich and Daniel Half Human by David Chotjewitz, are Mildred L. Batchelder Honor Books, the award recognizing outstanding translated children's books.