Book Reviews of The Flamboya Tree

The Flamboya Tree
The Flamboya Tree
Author: Clara Kelly
ISBN-13: 9780812966855
ISBN-10: 0812966856
Publication Date: 4/8/2003
Pages: 240
Edition: Reprint
  • Currently 4.3/5 Stars.

4.3 stars, based on 5 ratings
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
Book Type: Paperback
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This is a very moving book and as a new mother I appreciated all that this mother had to do to keep her children alive. I can't even imagine the hardships. The book is a relatively quick and easy read. I would have like to have seen it developed more. Its told through the eyes of one of the children ( now much older ) so some stories are vague. A must read about a forgotten part of history.
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A most loving tribute to a mother who saw her children through the most unimaginable horrors of being interned in a Japanese concentration camp on the island of Java during WWII. I was so glad to have found this book which is a true testament of mother love!
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After watching Ken Burns' PBS documentary about World War II, I wanted to learn more of civilian families who were imprisoned in the Pacific by the Japanese during the war. This book is a memoir of a woman who survived imprisonment on Java. To be honest, I was surprised when I read it. It is not a grueling account of war atrocities, but rather a very powerful story and I found it to be uplifting and fascinating.
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Alicia is a thirteen year old girl, who begins saving the lifes of people she doesn't know, while she is running from the Nazis in Poland. Through her hope and courage, she leads them to new lives. It is thrilling, and uplifting story. This is a tale of heroism that is true and a story like Anne Frank.