Holly-Jane Rahlens, a born New Yorker, moved to Berlin as a young woman, where she has flourished in the German media world, working in radio, television, and film, and creating a series of highly praised one-woman shows. In 2003 her novel Prince William, Maximilian Minsky and Me earned the prestigious Deutscher Jugendliteraturpreis as the best young adult novel published in Germany. It was adapted into the major motion picture Max Minsky and Me, which has since earned prizes around the world.
THE SILENCE OF SNOW (PART 2)
After their thrilling yet perilous trip to the 23rd century in Whispering Leaves, reading club members Oliver, Rosa and Iris land safe and sound back home exactly where their story began – or maybe not? Everything seems like it always was, yet ... somehow it’s different. Before the children even have the chance to figure out what’s wrong, in Silence of Snow, Holly-Jane Rahlens’ new science fiction novel, they’re whisked away again – this time into the distant past. Trapped in a dangerous time warp with Lucia, a mysterious new-girl-on-the-block, our three protagonists time travel back 125 years to the snowy and blustery winter of 1891. As fate has it, it’s the same winter that America’s most famous and revered author, the brilliant Mark Twain, is living in Berlin’s imperial city. Maybe he can help the children get back home. After all, he wrote one of the first time travel novels ever. But then the unforeseen occurs and the children’s passage home is blocked. Will they have to remain in the 19th century forever?
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