Searching for Lottie

Searching for Lottie

Lottie, a talented violinist, disappears during the Holocaust. Can her grand-niece, Charlie, discover what happened? A long-lost cousin, a mysterious locket, a visit to Nana Rose in Florida, a diary written in German, and a very special violin all lead twelve-year-old Charlie to the truth about her great-aunt Lottie in this intriguing, intergenerational mystery. 12-year-o Lottie, a talented violinist, disappears during the Holocaust. Can her grand-niece, Charlie, discover what happened...

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Title:Searching for Lottie
Author:Susan Ross
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Genres:Historical
ISBN:0823441660
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:176 pages pages

Searching for Lottie Reviews

  • Alexa Hamilton
    Mar 28, 2019
    I struggled with this book quite a bit. There were pieces that I loved--reading the letters from Nana Rose that had a spot on cadence and having Charlie be so interested in her history. Also, how Nana Rose dealt with her history was real--my grandmother was a survivor and she similarly...
  • Laura Gardner
    Jan 31, 2019
    Thanks to @susanrossauthor and @holidayhousebks for the free review copy to share with #kidlitexchange; all opinions are my own. . ? ? ?????/5 for SEARCHING FOR LOTTIE, a beautifully written mystery that involves the Holocaust, classical music and long-lost family me...
  • Barbara
    Feb 07, 2019
    Middle grader Charlie loves playing the violin and dreams of becoming concertmaster of her school orchestra. Charlie is talented enough and practices quite often, but she also gets nervous at times, especially during auditions. When she begins to research the life of her great-aunt, Lo...
  • Mary
    Jan 14, 2019
    When a book is so enthralling that I read it instead of watching the Saints-Eagles, you know it's a good book. Not just the plot, but the characters. So good! ...
  • Kellee
    Jan 01, 2019
    I think historical fiction is one of the most important genres because it makes us relive history in ways that we never could without story. Searching for Lottie is interesting because it is contemporary but also includes a historical narrative as Charlie learns more and more about Lot...
  • Stephen
    May 05, 2019
    I had read Ms. Ross? first novel, Kiki and Jacques, and loved it very much. I even had all my 6th Grade students read it. So, I was wondering if the author was going to have another hit novel that roused my interest. I was not disappointed! From the very first page I was hooked on th...
  • Ingrid
    Mar 12, 2019
    I really enjoyed this book that is part realistic fiction, historical fiction, and mystery. Charlie begins a family history project to find what happened to her great aunt who was assumed to have been killed during the Holocaust. Did she survive, is it possible she is now living in the...
  • Ms. Yingling
    May 30, 2019
    Public library copy Charlie has a school project to tell a family story, and she choses her namesake-- another girl named Charlotte who also played the violin. Her grandmother's since, known as Lottie, was getting impressive feedback for her playing but was caught up in WWII. Sh...
  • Tracy
    Mar 10, 2019
    Thanks to the Kid Lit Exchange for the review copy. All opinions are my own. SEARCHING FOR LOTTIE is a short, sweet little book about Charlie, a 7th-grade girl searching for answers about a relative who disappeared during the Holocaust. It's a very engaging mystery that had me racin...
  • Alex (not a dude) Baugh
    Feb 27, 2019
    When seventh-grader Charlotte "Charlie" Roth is given a family tree project to do for school, she decides to try to find out what happened to her great aunt and namesake, Charlotte "Lottie" Kulka, older sister to Charlie's Nana Rose. The family has always assumed that Lottie had perish...
  • Kate Waggoner
    Jun 18, 2019
    @kidlitexchange #partner Thank you to the @kidlitexchange network and the publisher @holidayhousebks for the advance copy of Searching for Lottir by @susanrossauthor. This book was released in February 2019. Lottie was a talented, Jewsish violinist who disappeared in Budapest du...
  • Lorraine
    May 11, 2019
    Charlie Roth is working on a family research project for school. She decides to research her grandmother's sister, Charlotte, or Lottie Kulka who disappeared during the Holocaust. Charlie was named after her great aunt and also shares her talent and love for the violin. Lottie had been...
  • Gabi Coatsworth
    Feb 25, 2019
    An excellent way to introduce young readers to the history of the Holocaust through one individual story. The book is based on real people and events, but the main protagonist is a contemporary 12-year-old girl who?s doing family research for a class assignment. The way the author br...
  • Allison
    Apr 17, 2019
    SEARCHING FOR LOTTIE by Susan Ross will be a favorite of history lovers. Charlie loves to play her violin. She was named after her great aunt a wonderful violinist, who disappeared during the Holocaust without a trace. For a school assignment, Charlie decides to learn more about her mi...
  • SundayAtDusk
    May 04, 2019
    This fiction story by Susan Ross is based on the history of her own family. Even though it is a children's book recommended for 8-12-year-olds, I would recommend it for much older children, too. Moreover, many adults will have no problem staying interested in the storyline. Not only do...
  • Katie Reilley
    Jan 31, 2019
    I am grateful to have read an ARC copy of this story after winning a Twitter giveaway by the author. Charlie, a 7th grade violinist, has a school project - to research someone in her family. She decides to to look for information about her namesake, her grandmother's sister who, eve...
  • Linda Pryde
    May 03, 2019
    Charlotte ?Charlie? Roth?s seventh grade family history project for school is the focal point of this touching historical fiction mystery. Charlie is trying to find out what happened to her namesake and great Aunt Charlotte ? Lottie? during the Holocaust. A talented violinist...
  • Amanda
    Feb 08, 2019
    While this book sets itself up to be a riveting page-turner, it falls short with character construction and consistency. Charlie has started a school project about her family history. After deciding to research her long lost Great Aunt Lottie--or Charlotte, her namesake--she realizes...
  • Lisa Trank
    Mar 19, 2019
    A very thoughtful book and I loved the desire to connect the dots between the present and the past, as well as how we can have a relationship with those no longer here. A beautiful read! ...
  • Laura Petrie
    Jun 27, 2019
    Thank you to the #kidlitexchange network for the review copy of this book. All opinions are my own?From an early age, I had always been fascinated by the stories surrounding the topic of World War II, so requesting this book was a no brainer. Searching for Lottie by Susan L. Ross is ...
  • Amy L. Dale
    Jun 28, 2019
    This is an important book and should be a part of teenagers? school curriculum to help the present generation learn about WWII. The book is written from the perspective of modern day society, which through the vehicle of a school research project casts light on the world-changing eve...
  • Skip Desjardin
    Mar 25, 2019
    Such a compelling story, beautifully written. This would be a great gift for the middle grade young person in your life; but make no mistake, it grabs adult readers as well and keeps them in its grasp right up to the end. ...
  • Sharon Cooper
    May 08, 2019
    I loved this book. It offers mystery, history and romance. Through Charlie, a very likable main character, we learn about her grandmother's plight during the Holocaust. The young adult reader will certainly come away with a better understanding of this period of history, and may be pro...
  • Gary
    Mar 26, 2019
    Loved this book. The writer creates a bright, lively preteen with determination and wit. Charlie is also a talented violinist and a good friend. The characters speak to a human need for connection and understanding loss, for compassion and bravery. The story is moving and exciting as w...
  • Kristin Crouch
    Mar 12, 2019
    Thank you to the author and publisher for providing Collabookation an ARC to review. Every seventh grader has to complete a genealogy project, and Charlie has always known who she'd like to study: her great aunt, Lottie. Thought to have perished in the Holocaust, Charlie is determine...
  • Karen McKenna
    May 06, 2019
    Perfect for those who love historical fiction, mystery, classical music (specifically the violin), or anyone who has ever had to do their own family journey project. When Charlie is assigned a family journey project in 7th grade, she decides to research the great aunt she was named...
  • ANDREW SOMMER
    Jan 05, 2019
    A beautiful book! ...
  • Christina
    Jul 03, 2019
    Based on the author?s family history and their terrible loss during the Holocaust, Searching for Lottie pays homage to a loved one thought to have died at the hand of the Nazis. Charlie, a gentle and talented violinist, comes across a faded photograph of her great-aunt as a young gir...
  • Phyllis Ross
    Apr 05, 2019
    I highly recommend this historical fiction which is a compelling, riveting, terrific read. I could not put it down until I had read it completely (and had a few tears). The preteen reader will be won over by the main character, Charlie. Susan Ross clearly understands the world of youn...
  • Mark Eagan
    May 10, 2019
    Traveling across generations and continents, this gripping historical mystery has it all. Ross creates a roster of compelling characters, bound by family, history and music, and weaves them into a lively tale of hope and despair. Twelve year-old Charlie proves tireless in her quest to ...