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The Upstairs Room

(1972)
(The first book in the Upstairs Room series)
A novel by

 
 
Newbery Honor Book . ALA Notable Book . An SLJ Best Book . A Jane Addams Award Honor Book . Winner of the Jewish Book Council Children's Book Award

A classic WWII survivor story based on award-winning author Johanna Reiss's own childhood during the Holocaust. Now with a beautiful new cover and revised author's note.

When the German army occupied Holland in 1940, Annie was only eight years old. Because she was Jewish, the occupation put her in grave danger. Most people thought the war wouldn't last long, but Annie knew that if she wanted to stay alive, she would have to go into hiding.

Fortunately, a Gentile family, the Oostervelds, offered refuge to Annie and her older sister, Sini. For two years they hid in the cramped upstairs room of the Oostervelds's remote farmhouse. There, Annie and Sini would struggle to hold on to hope - separated from their family and confined to one tiny room - as a frightful and seemingly endless war raged on outside their window.

This classic autobiographical novel is a strong choice for classroom sharing and independent reading.

Genre: Children's Fiction

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Used availability for Johanna Reiss's The Upstairs Room

Hardback Editions

June 2007 : USA Library Binding
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Title: The Upstairs Room
Author(s): Johanna Reiss
ISBN: 1-4352-0822-6 / 978-1-4352-0822-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Paw Prints 2007-06-28
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July 1987 : USA Library Binding
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Title: The Upstairs Room
Author(s): Johanna Reiss
ISBN: 0-88103-981-0 / 978-0-88103-981-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Turtleback Books
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October 1990 : USA Library Binding
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Title: The Upstairs Room (Trophy Newbery)
Author(s): Johanna Reiss
ISBN: 0-613-89807-9 / 978-0-613-89807-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Turtleback Books: A Division of Sanval
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October 1990 : USA Library Binding
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Title: The Upstairs Room (Trophy Newbery)
Author(s): Johanna Reiss
ISBN: 0-8124-1866-2 / 978-0-8124-1866-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Perfection Learning
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September 1987 : USA Library Binding
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Title: The Upstairs Room
Author(s): Johanna Reiss
ISBN: 0-690-04702-9 / 978-0-690-04702-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins
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July 1987 : USA Library Binding
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Title: The Upstairs Room
Author(s): Johanna Reiss
ISBN: 0-606-04132-X / 978-0-606-04132-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Demco Media
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June 1987 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Upstairs Room
Author(s): Johanna Reiss
ISBN: 0-694-05610-3 / 978-0-694-05610-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Harpercollins Childrens Books
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1980 : USA Hardback

Title: The Upstairs Room
Author(s):
ISBN: 0-553-14425-1 / 978-0-553-14425-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Bantam Books
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November 1973 : UK Hardback
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Title: Upstairs Room
Author(s): Johanna Reiss
ISBN: 0-19-271354-X / 978-0-19-271354-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Oxford University Press
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January 1972 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Upstairs Room
Author(s): Johanna Reiss
ISBN: 0-690-85127-8 / 978-0-690-85127-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Harperteen
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Paperback Editions

April 2019 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Upstairs Room
Author(s): Johanna Reiss
ISBN: 0-06-284980-8 / 978-0-06-284980-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins
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October 1999 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Upstairs Room
Author(s): Johanna Reiss, Phyllis A Green
ISBN: 1-56137-657-4 / 978-1-56137-657-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Novel Units
Availability: Amazon UK   


February 1991 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Upstairs Room (Sky Books)
Author(s): Johanna Reiss
ISBN: 0-582-05804-X / 978-0-582-05804-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Longman
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October 1990 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Upstairs Room (Trophy Newbery)
Author(s): Johanna Reiss
ISBN: 0-06-440370-X / 978-0-06-440370-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins
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1990 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Upstairs Room Edition: First
Author(s): Johanna Reiss
ISBN: 0-590-44067-5 / 978-0-590-44067-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Scholastic Inc
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July 1987 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Upstairs Room
Author(s): Johanna Reiss
ISBN: 0-06-447043-1 / 978-0-06-447043-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Harperteen
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August 1984 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: The Upstairs Room
Author(s): Johanna Reiss
ISBN: 0-553-24784-0 / 978-0-553-24784-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Bantam Books
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April 1979 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Upstairs Room (Puffin Books)
Author(s): Reiss Johanna
ISBN: 0-14-031139-4 / 978-0-14-031139-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Puffin
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June 1975 : UK Paperback
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Title: Upstairs Room
Author(s): Johanna Reiss
ISBN: 0-19-272066-X / 978-0-19-272066-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Oxford University Press
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December 1973 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Upstairs Room
Author(s): Johanna Reiss
ISBN: 0-553-22548-0 / 978-0-553-22548-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Bantam Doubleday Dell Publishing Group
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Audio Editions

June 1999 : USA Audio Cassette
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Title: The Upstairs Room
Author(s): Johanna Reiss
ISBN: 0-7887-3525-X / 978-0-7887-3525-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Recorded Books
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Kindle Editions

July 2011 : Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Upstairs Room (Winner of the Newbery Honor) (The Upstairs Room Series Book 1)
Author(s): Johanna Reiss
Publisher: Graymalkin Media
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