Anna Ciddor’s latest book, The Family With Two Front Doors, describes her epic hunt to uncover the lost world of her late grandmother’s 1920s childhood – an emotional, surprise-filled quest that lasted four years and carried the author across the world to Poland. Join Anna as she shares how fascinating material can be derived from ‘dry’ historical facts, how persistence pays off and how using her methods, you too can unearth the past.
The Family with Two Front Doors
This warm and engaging story, inspired by the author’s own family, offers a glimpse into a life rich with tradition, celebration and love. Meet the Rabinovitches: mischievous Yakov, bubbly Nomi, rebellious Miriam, solemn Shlomo, and seven more!
Papa is a rabbi and their days are full of intriguing rituals and adventures. But the biggest adventure of all is when big sister Adina is told she is to be married at the age of fifteen – to someone she has never met.
Based on the author’s real family, the Rabinovitches dance, laugh and cook their way through an extraordinary life in 1920s Poland. In the classic tradition, this highly readable story is fascinating, engaging and as warm as freshly baked bread.
Anna Ciddor has made her name as a versatile writer and illustrator of fiction, travel and historical books for primary school children and older readers. Her Viking Magic historical fantasy series has earned her fans throughout the world.