Lost in Translation: A Life in a New Language Chapter Abstracts for Teachers

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Part 1, Paradise

• Part One, Paradise

• Eva stands on the upper deck of the Batory as the family prepares to leave their home in Poland and emigrate to Canada.

• There is excitement and mourning for the 13-year-old Eva.

• Alinka, Eva's nine-year-old sister, barely knows what is happening.

• The family is forbidden to take much from Poland.

• The officials search the parents, but not the girls who have silverware sewn into their dresses.

• The only thing Eva can think about is leaving behind Kraków, the only place she has ever known.

• The new country, Canada, is a foreign entity of which Eva knows nothing.

• Canada was chosen because Eva's father had read a book called "Canada, Fragrant with Resin" during the time when he had to hide from the Nazis.

• Although Eva's life in Kraków was not nearly as idyllic, it was still her own version of Eden...

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