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The Ark, and AO 6 book

 At Ambleside, for year 6, they recommend this book, The Ark, but they have the following saying:

* The Ark by Margot Benary-Isbert; refugee family attempts survival in post WWII Germany [OOP] (In case you are like me, OOP means Out of Print).

I had never seen the book at a reasonable price. Amazon, for example, sells it for no less than 60 dollars with shipping. I checked at Etsy too, because sometimes there you find classics, living books, and other treasuries, in good editions there too, without luck. Then, one day a few weeks ago, I spotted not one, but several, for sale at Abe Books, at a great price. I snatched a copy, posted about it on FB, and my friend Heather promptly got herself her own copy too.

Two days ago it arrived. A beautiful ex-library copy in very good condition (which sometimes it's sad, if it means not many checked it out and read it).

I started to read it yesterday, and today, if I had no family to take care of,  girls to teach, and other duties, I would have finished it already. The story pulled me with vigor. It is a book I want my girls to fall in love with, as I have. Great way to learn about II WW and about life. Once I finish it I will write again about it, to see if the middle and end keep up this wonderful reading experience I am having so far.

As you can see, I am on page 56 already. And that bookmark I am keeping, it is not made with books, but with a tea box.

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