First Edition of The Journey Back; Inscribed by Johanna Reiss
The Journey Back.
Item Number: 5522
New York: Thomas Y. Crowell, 1976.
First edition. Octavo, original cloth. Inscribed by the author in the year of publication, “To ___ _____ Love and peace Johanna Reiss October ’76 Nice to see you again.” Fine in a fine dust jacket.
In this sequel to the beloved Newbery Honor-winning book The Upstairs Room, Annie, a young Jewish girl, continues her dangerous journey in the aftermath of war. A true story. Holland, 1945. World War II has finally ended. After almost three years of hiding from the Nazis, thirteen-year-old Annie has survived the war against all odds. But can she save her family from being torn apart when she returns to her war-ravaged town? In this fascinating autobiographical account, Johanna Reiss shows us that courage isn't reserved just for the battlefield. Her story demonstrates the power of hope and the human spirit to survive despite the chaos, tragedy, and horror of war. "In many ways, this sequel to the much honored The Upstairs Room is even more affecting and immediate. It commands our attention in Reiss's lyrical, haunting story" (Publishers Weekly).