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Author: Janet Taylor Lisle
ISBN13: 978-0613451048
Title: Sirens and Spies
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Language: English
Category: Literature and Fiction
Publisher: Turtleback Books: A Division of Sanval (May 2002)

Sirens and Spies by Janet Taylor Lisle

Sirens and Spies - Janet Taylor Lisle. Fresh ebook deals, delivered daily. But sometimes, sometimes Miss Fitch sat alone in her living room and didn’t play. For no reason that he could see, she read a book instead, or lay, motionless, on her dark couch. Then Jimmy Dee, standing out in the bushes, slowly froze with misery and frustration. He wanted to run to her back door and pound on it.

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After their violin teacher is attacked, two sisters stumble on dark secrets from her girlhood in France during World War II. Elsie and Mary’s lives are changed when they meet Miss Fitch, a fascinating Frenchwoman who makes her living teaching children the violin. She seems to be everything an instructor should be: stern when her students are slacking; inspiring when they lose heart. She knows how to make her young players believe in themselves. Mary is captivated, though she has no talent for the violin

Elsie had not told Mary everything. Oh, no, there was more about Miss Fitch. back to the Book Shelf. Atheneum Books paperback cover.

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by Janet Taylor Lisle. This ebook features a personal history by Janet Taylor Lisle including rare images and never-before-seen documents from the author’s own collection.

Janet Taylor Lisle’s books for young readers have received the Newbery Honor Award (Afternoon of the Elves), the Scott O’Dell Award for Historical Fiction (The Art of Keeping Cool), Holland’s Zilveren Griffel, and Italy’s Premio Andersen Award, among other honors. A graduate of Smith College and former journalist, Janet lives in Rhode Island and often draws on Rhode Island history in her work. Visit her online at JanetTaylorLisle. About The Illustrator. High Resolution Images. Book Cover Image (jpg): Sirens and Spies. Trade Paperback 9780689844577. MB). Author Photo (jpg): Janet Taylor Lisle. By Janet Taylor Lisle. Illustrated by Erica O'Rourke.

Janet Taylor Lisle (born 1947) is an American author of children’s books and young adult novels that range between fantasy and reality. Lisle was born in Texas, grew up in rural Farmington, Connecticut, and spent her summers in Rhode Island. Growing up with four younger brothers, Janet and the rest of her siblings were all passionate readers. She was educated at local schools until age fifteen when she entered the Ethel Walker School, a girl's boarding school in Simsbury, Connecticut.

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Reviews: 4
I enjoyed The Art Of Keeping Cool and Black Duck more.
Elsie and Mary are violin students of the charismatic Miss Fitch with a mysterious past. When Elsie turns up some disturbing information about the beloved teacher at the local library, she abruptly quits her lessons in confusion. But when Miss Fitch is hospitalized, Elsie and her sister learn the truth about Miss Fitch's experiences as a teen-aged girl in Nazi-occupied France. I liked the complexity of this story, where the effects of war are shown in grey, not just black and white. For example, the Nazi soldier is shown as a sympathetic young man, not an evil stereotype. I thought the level of depth was unusual for a children's book; also, the story focuses on the French resistance side of the story, not around the Holocaust, like so many of the children's books on WWII that I have read.
Two sisters (Mary and Elsie) take violin lessons from Miss Fitch. Mary struggles, but Elsie plays beautifully. Suddenly, Elsie stops taking lessons and sells her violin in favor of an expensive pen set. She has her own reasons. She had discovered a picture of Miss Fitch in the library in a book about WWII. It showed her carrying a baby while she was being shamefully carted down a French street. She had fallen in love with and had a baby with a German�the enemy. Elise wanted nothing to do with her. One night, Miss Fitch revealed the entire story. It was one of love and tragedy, crossing racial and national barriers. Eventually Elsie takes her back as her teacher.
It was enjoyable, but slow. Well, that�s not entirely true. It starts off very slowly and continues that way until Miss Fitch starts her story. Then the action picks up, but just when you really start to get into it, it ends. I don�t know, but I think she could have included a bit more detail and content. I just don�t see this book holding the interest of an entire class of children for very long. It could definitely be used in the classroom in a history lesson as a way to get kids to learn a little about WWII without realizing it J. All in all, I enjoyed the story, but I don�t know if children would get much out of it.
This would be a great book to teach the importance of not judging others. She also does a good job of showing that not everything is black and white in wartime.