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Maike Stein (Author), Carina Crenshaw (Illustrator)

Ein halber Sommer

Half a Summer

An award-worthy love story about two girls

Berlin, in the early summer of 1961, when the border between East and West is no more than a white dividing line on the streets of the city. The passport controls are a nuisance, but they don’t stop either Marie or Lennie from crossing over because they have found each other, found a love both had believed impossible. Nothing can separate them – or so they think. But in the August of that year, the construction of the Berlin Wall tears the city – and the two girls - apart. Marie is faced with an impossible decision: Should she stay with her father and younger brother and give up all the dreams she shares with Lennie? Or should she risk making an escape to West Berlin, to Lennie, and never see her family again?

- Perfect to mark the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall
- Excellently researched: a credible escape that really could have taken place

  • Recommended age: 14 +
  • ISBN: 978-3-7891-1051-1
  • Published: 22.07.2019
  • Pages: 272
  • Publisher: Verlag Friedrich Oetinger

Maike Stein

Maike Stein was born in 1969, holds a degree in business administration and is a trained foreign language correspondent and also a clown. But since she has always been an avid inventor of stories, this Berliner is all the happier today for being able to devote herself to writing, both as a translator and an author.

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Carina Crenshaw

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