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by Janet Lisle

Free eBook Sirens and Spies download ISBN: 0425088626
Author: Janet Lisle
Publisher: Berkley Pub Group (Mm) (May 1986)
Language: English
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A Biography of Janet Taylor Lisle. Jimmy Dee had seen the ambulance come for Miss Fitch. He had heard the sirens and watched the police cars slide, pale and fishlike, up to the curb.

A Biography of Janet Taylor Lisle. 1. JIMMY DEE CAME BACK to the house every night for a week after they took Miss Fitch to the hospital. From a hiding place across the road, he had watched the flashing lights, and he had seen them bring Miss Fitch out of the house on a little wheeled bed. She was tucked in as neatly as a baby.

Report an error in the book. This ebook features a personal history by Janet Taylor Lisle including rare images and never-before-seen documents from the author’s own collection. After their violin teacher is attacked, two sisters stumble on dark secrets from her girlhood in France during World War II Elsie and Mary’s lives are changed when they meet Miss Fitch, a fascinating Frenchwoman who makes her living teaching children the violin. She seems to be everything an instructor should be: stern when her students are slacking; inspiring when they lose heart.

Janet Taylor Lisle (b. 1947) is an author of children’s fiction. After growing up in Connecticut, Lisle graduated from Smith College and spent a year working for the volunteer group VISTA (Volunteers in Service to America) before becoming a journalist. She found that she loved writing human interest and slice of life stories, and honed the skills for observation and dialogue that would later serve her in her fiction.

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Janet Taylor Lisle (born 1947) is an American author of children's books and young adult novels that range between fantasy and reality. Lisle was born in Texas, grew up in rural Farmington, Connecticut, and spent her summers in Rhode Island

Janet Taylor Lisle (born 1947) is an American author of children's books and young adult novels that range between fantasy and reality. Lisle was born in Texas, grew up in rural Farmington, Connecticut, and spent her summers in Rhode Island. Growing up with four younger brothers, Janet and the rest of her siblings were all passionate readers. She was educated at local schools until age fifteen when she entered the Ethel Walker School, a girl's boarding school in Simsbury, Connecticut.

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Kea
I enjoyed The Art Of Keeping Cool and Black Duck more.
kinder
Elsie and Mary are violin students of the charismatic Miss Fitch with a mysterious past. When Elsie turns up some disturbing information about the beloved teacher at the local library, she abruptly quits her lessons in confusion. But when Miss Fitch is hospitalized, Elsie and her sister learn the truth about Miss Fitch's experiences as a teen-aged girl in Nazi-occupied France. I liked the complexity of this story, where the effects of war are shown in grey, not just black and white. For example, the Nazi soldier is shown as a sympathetic young man, not an evil stereotype. I thought the level of depth was unusual for a children's book; also, the story focuses on the French resistance side of the story, not around the Holocaust, like so many of the children's books on WWII that I have read.
Hbr
Two sisters (Mary and Elsie) take violin lessons from Miss Fitch. Mary struggles, but Elsie plays beautifully. Suddenly, Elsie stops taking lessons and sells her violin in favor of an expensive pen set. She has her own reasons. She had discovered a picture of Miss Fitch in the library in a book about WWII. It showed her carrying a baby while she was being shamefully carted down a French street. She had fallen in love with and had a baby with a German�the enemy. Elise wanted nothing to do with her. One night, Miss Fitch revealed the entire story. It was one of love and tragedy, crossing racial and national barriers. Eventually Elsie takes her back as her teacher.
It was enjoyable, but slow. Well, that�s not entirely true. It starts off very slowly and continues that way until Miss Fitch starts her story. Then the action picks up, but just when you really start to get into it, it ends. I don�t know, but I think she could have included a bit more detail and content. I just don�t see this book holding the interest of an entire class of children for very long. It could definitely be used in the classroom in a history lesson as a way to get kids to learn a little about WWII without realizing it J. All in all, I enjoyed the story, but I don�t know if children would get much out of it.
Mohn
This would be a great book to teach the importance of not judging others. She also does a good job of showing that not everything is black and white in wartime.