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Skateway to Freedom

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ISBN-10: 1550027190

ISBN-13: 9781550027198

Edition: 2nd 2007

Authors: Ann Alma

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Eleven-year-old Josie Grun escapes from Communist East Germany with her mother and father one dark night in 1989 just months before the Berlin Wall crumbles. Braving border guards, barbed wire, and rifle shots, Josie reluctantly turns her back on all that was once her familiar. Crossing the ocean to join uncle in Calgary, she attempts to learn a foreign language and overcome the prejudices of her schoolmates in order to forge a new life. Clinging to the passion that has always been a comfort, her figure skating, she enters a local competition to prove that she is free-on the ice and off.
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Book details

List price: $11.99
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Dundurn Press
Publication date: 4/4/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 136
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.25" long x 0.20" tall
Weight: 0.352
Language: English

Ann Alma was born and raised in the Netherlands and was a teacher for many years. Her novel, Summer of Changes , won a Silver Birch Regional Award. She now spends her time writing at her home in the Kootenay mountains of British Columbia.