Rowan Farm ePUB Á Hardcover

Rowan Farm ePUB Á Hardcover
  • Hardcover
  • 277 pages
  • Rowan Farm
  • Margot Benary-Isbert
  • English
  • 09 March 2018
  • 0844664758

Rowan Farm❧ Rowan Farm free download ➛ Author Margot Benary-Isbert – Essayreview.co.uk A sequel to The Ark, in Rowan Farm a Pomerian refugee family continues to try to survive in post war Germany A sequel to The Ark, in Rowan Farm a Pomerian refugee family continues to try to survive in post war Germany.


About the Author: Margot Benary-Isbert

German born children s author known for her depictions of humane, realistic characters Benary Isbert attended the College St Carolus and the University of Frankfurt She worked as a secretary at the Museum of Ethnology and Anthropology in Frankfurt, Germany from , when she married Wilhelm Benary They settled in Erfurt, in East Germany When the Russians took over Germany, she fled to the apartment of a friend in West Germany In she wrote Die Arche Noah The Ark In it received a first prize at the New York Herald Tribune s Spring Book Festival Post war Germany became a common theme in most of her worksIn she moved to the United States, where she was naturalized in and worked as a writer until her death She received the Jane Addams Children s Book Award from the Women s International League for Peace and Freedom in for Annegret und CaraMost of Benary Isbert s books were originally written and published in German some were later translated into English and published again.


10 thoughts on “Rowan Farm

  1. says:

    Not nearly as powerful or even interesting, imo, as the first book, The Ark The kids are growing up, there are lotscharacters, and politicians have decided that power isimportant, already, than immediate survival However, during this time of the covid 19 pandemic, either book you read will surely make your current worries seem minor well, 99 % of you, anyway Book darts I want to consider reading Wilhelm Meister But have you also asked yourself what would become of us all if Go Not nearly as powerful or even interesting, imo, as the first book, The Ark The kids are growing up, there are lotscharacters, and politicians have decided that power isimportant, already, than immediate survival However, during this time of the covid 19 pandemic, either book you read will surely make your current worries seem minor well, 99 % of you, anyway Book darts I want to consider reading Wilhelm Meister But have you also asked yourself what would become of us all if God gave us only justice Instead, we, too, should offer mercy as well as punishment When something hurts, we have to set our teeth, swallow hard, and forget it

  2. says:

    Rowan Farm is the sequel to The Ark, which was reviewed here in May, and continues the story of the Lechow family, Pomeranian refugees who have had to resettle in the Hesse area in Germany after the war It begins precisely where The Ark left off, in January 1948 The war has been over for almost three years, but the effects are still being felt everywhere Most things continue to be rationed, everyone is still hungry and cold all the time and much of the country still bears the scars of wartime Rowan Farm is the sequel to The Ark, which was reviewed here in May, and continues the story of the Lechow family, Pomeranian refugees who have had to resettle in the Hesse area in Germany after the war It begins precisely where The Ark left off, in January 1948 The war has been over for almost three years, but the effects are still being felt everywhere Most things continue to be rationed, everyone is still hungry and cold all the time and much of the country still bears the scars of wartime destruction Ruins rose into the clear winter air like broken teethTo the left was the cemetery, torn up by bombs to the right the ruins pg 9 All the Lechows from the first novel are still around in this second work Dr and Mrs Lechow, Matthias, 17, Andrea, 13, Joey and adopted Ull, both 7, but the story is still centered mainly on Margret, 15 Margret still loves working as a kennel stable maid for Mrs Almut, who also breeds champion Great Danes as well as running a small farm with her son Bernd, who had returned from a prisoner of war camp the previous summer The story begins with two important events first is the arrival of the new school teacher, Christoph H hnerbein, a 20 year old war veteran with a disabled leg and an amputated arm and second, Margret s rescue of a badly abused Shetland pony from the slaughterhouse and her nursing it from near death to heath.Both of them are perfect metaphors for Germany at the end of the war and its endeavors to rebuild itself after the horror of its Nazi past.Despite his disability, the new teacher soon has his students well in hand When he hears about the Wetz Farm, which had taken a direct hit from a bomb during the war that killed the family and destroyed the house and everything near it, H hnerbein comes up with the idea of cleaning it up to see what is reusable, and build what is called rammed earth housing with it for returning homeless veterans, most of whom had been in Russian prisoner of war camps And much of the work is done with the aid of Margret s little Shetland pony, named Mignon, after the poor, unhappy little gypsy child in Goethe s Wilhelm Meister pg 30 The project of supported by everyone except the mayor, who plans to put a stop to it.Meanwhile, Margret also meets an American Quaker, Mrs Coleman, who is in Germany to help out with the refugee problem and who has a farm with her husband in Pennsylvania Now that the war is over, she and her husband want to start breeding Great Danes again, so she has a genuine interest in the dogs being bred at Rowan Farm Naturally, she and Margret hit is off and she offers Margret a position in America Life is further complicated when a beautiful young woman from Frankfurt comes to visit her relatives, and both Matthias and Bernd loose their hearts to her, even though it was clear that Bernd had always been attracted to Margret, but too shy to do anything about it Margret is hurt by Bernd s behavior and decides to wash her hand of him and men in general But will that resolve really last or will it simply give her the push she needs to go to America with Mrs Coleman Once again, Benary Isbert has taken difficult topics and presented them in the gentlest manner in a story that is told so well geared for her young readers but without being overly graphic Unlike in The Ark, she does talkabout the Nazi past, especially with regard to the 15 and 16 year olds who were drafted into the German army towards the end of the war and then found themselves homeless and unable to adjust to life again Besides Bernd Almut, Benary Isbert includes the story of two boys, Karl and Alfred These two boys ran away from east Germany, whose Russians occupiers are sending former teen soldiers to work and mostly likely die in Uranian mines They are hired at Rowan Farm and become the first two veterans to live in the rammed housing at Wetz Farm, but when they hear the mayor is going to report them to the Russians, they run away Alfred gets caught stealing and Karl is found dead by suicide Their stories are very compelling and point to a postwar problem not usually addressed in YA literature.So again, as in The Ark, Benary Isbert has given the reader the bad and the good together, to remind them that this is life and, like the continuous birth of new animals on the farm, life goes on I wrote about The Ark that it is almost an overly sentimental story, yet people are surprised by how much they like it when they are finished The same can be said of Rowan Farm This book is recommended for readers age 12 This book was borrowed from a friend

  3. says:

    rebuilding rural Germany after WW II lots of animals, farm life, a smidge of romance and nice dose of social history on the side A satisfying sequel to The Ark.

  4. says:

    This is one of my favorite ever comfort reads Centers on a family of Pomeranian refugees in Germany after WWII and their struggle to re establish themselves Much about the redemptive and healing power of community and working with animals And it s just so beautifully written, you long to enter the old stone farmyard and pet all the animals.

  5. says:

    The second volume following the precocious and hard working Lechow children is a wonderful coming of age story with an endearing cast of characters human and otherwise The menagerie that has grown up around Margaret and her siblings is just as charming and comforting as ever With a sensitive and generous tone, this book examines the triumphs and troubles that abounded for everyday individuals and families in post war Germany.I loved this book devoured it in less than two days, in fact I w The second volume following the precocious and hard working Lechow children is a wonderful coming of age story with an endearing cast of characters human and otherwise The menagerie that has grown up around Margaret and her siblings is just as charming and comforting as ever With a sensitive and generous tone, this book examines the triumphs and troubles that abounded for everyday individuals and families in post war Germany.I loved this book devoured it in less than two days, in fact I would definitely recommend reading The Ark first, since Benary Isbert spends less time on character development of the Lechow family members this time around

  6. says:

    I thought this book was even better than The Ark which is the beginning of the story of the Lechow family struggling along in post World War II Germany I m awfully glad that I found these books as I had not read anything about how ordinary people in Germany had suffered during and after the war Not all Germans were Nazis during World War II, but sometimes we tend to forget that It was a beautiful story of a loving family trying to rebuild their lives and help others who had suffered becaus I thought this book was even better than The Ark which is the beginning of the story of the Lechow family struggling along in post World War II Germany I m awfully glad that I found these books as I had not read anything about how ordinary people in Germany had suffered during and after the war Not all Germans were Nazis during World War II, but sometimes we tend to forget that It was a beautiful story of a loving family trying to rebuild their lives and help others who had suffered because of the War as well

  7. says:

    Lovely follow up to The Ark One cares passionately about these people and their ruined Germany The sheer grit of these farmers is humbling It rings true, especially the rascally boys Highly recommended.

  8. says:

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here I liked it even better than the Ark, but I can see why the Ark is still available, and I had to get my research librarian to help me find Rowan Farm The sequel is squarely in YA but the Ark is middle grade But after 35 years, I finally got to find out what happened to Margaret and Bernd, the Cellar Rats, Father and Mother and the animals.

  9. says:

    This is the sequel to The Ark This book shows less of the desperation and suffering of the German people in the aftermath of World War Two as did the Ark, but perhaps because of that, it is much happier This is excellent historical fiction and I recommend to anyone interested in the period.

  10. says:

    The sequel to The Ark it was still well written, engaging, and thought provoking but I loved The Ark soooo much that this one just wasn t quite as good I still thoroughly enjoyed it and would recommend it though

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