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When the world was ours  Cover Image Book Book

When the world was ours / Liz Kessler.

Kessler, Liz, (author.).

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781534499652
  • ISBN: 1534499652
  • Physical Description: viii, 337 pages ; 22 cm
  • Edition: First Aladdin hardcover edition.
  • Publisher: New York, New York : Aladdin, an imprint of Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing Division, 2021.

Content descriptions

General Note:
"Inspired by a true story" -- Cover.
"Originally published in Great Britain in 2021 by Simon & Schuster UK Ltd." -- Title page verso.
Includes bibliographical references (pages [335]-337).
Summary, etc.:
Vienna. 1936. Three young friends--Leo, Elsa, and Max--spend a perfect day together, unaware that around them Europe is descending into a growing darkness and that events will soon mean that they are ripped apart from each other as their lives take very different directions... Inspired by a true story, this is an extraordinary novel that is as powerful as it is heartbreaking and shows the bonds of love, family and friendship allow glimmers of hope to flourish, even in the most hopeless of times.
Target Audience Note:
Ages 12 and up.
Subject: Friendship > Austria > Vienna > Juvenile fiction.
World War, 1939-1945 > Social aspects > Juvenile fiction.
Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) > Juvenile fiction.
Families > Juvenile fiction.
Vienna (Austria) > History > 20th century > Juvenile fiction.
World War, 1939-1945 > Social aspects > Austria > Fiction.
Jews > Austria > Vienna > Fiction.
Friendship > Fiction.
Vienna (Austria) > History > 20th century > Fiction.
Genre: Historical fiction.

Available copies

  • 24 of 25 copies available at Bibliomation. (Show)
  • 3 of 3 copies available at Bridgeport Public Library.


  • 0 current holds with 25 total copies.
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Black Rock Branch - Bridgeport J KESSLER (Text) 34000151245693 Juvenile Fiction Available -
Burroughs-Saden Main - Bridgeport J KESSLER (Text) 34000151350386 Juvenile Fiction Available -
North Branch - Bridgeport J KESSLER (Text) 34000151248952 Juvenile Fiction Available -


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