By Annika Thor

Two Jewish sisters depart Austria in the course of WWII/Holocaust and locate shelter in Sweden.

It's the summer season of 1939. Jewish sisters from Vienna--12-year-old Stephie Steiner and 8-year-old Nellie--are despatched to Sweden to flee the Nazis. They anticipate to stick there six months, till their mom and dad can flee to Amsterdam; then all 4 will visit the United States. yet because the global battle intensifies, the women stay, each one together with her personal host relations, on a rugged island off the western coast of Sweden.

Nellie quick settles in to her new atmosphere. She's proud of her foster relations and shortly favors the Swedish language over her local German. now not so for Stephie, who reveals it not easy to conform; she feels stranded on the finish of the area, with a foster mom who's as chilly and unforgiving because the island itself. Her major fear, even though, is her parents--and no matter if she's going to ever see them again.

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They store the rest for winter feeding or for rainy days. The stored honey is what beekeepers collect—and you eat. Do all bees sting? No. Only female bees can sting. Also, some kinds of bees have no stingers. Some have stingers but don’t use them. A honeybee has a barbed stinger at the back of its abdomen. Usually the bee keeps it hidden, but it’s ready for use if needed. A honeybee stings when in danger. It plunges the stinger into the victim’s flesh. But as the bee flies away, the barbs hold fast.

Yet we usually see them hopping from place to place. Grasshoppers are jumpers, too. Some also have wings. But they seem to spring around more than they fly in the air. How did the cricket get its name? From the sound it makes—crick-et, crick-et, crick-et. It makes this cheerful noise by rubbing one rough wing over the other. It’s mostly the male crickets that chirp. Their songs seem to say, “Here I am. ” If the males stay in one spot, the females will soon find them. Do crickets make good pets?

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