COVID-19 update: Victoria update. Click for details.
Contact Us Need help? Contact us
Explore Departments
Departments

Zlata's Diary

by Zlata Filipovic

  • Paperback
    $18.15
PUBLISHED: 5th January 1995
ISBN: 9780140374636
ANNOTATION:
Zlata Filipovic was given a diary shortly before her tenth birthday and began to write in it regularly. But the distant murmur of war draws closer to her Sarajevo home. Her father starts to wear military uniform and her friends begin to leave the city. The pathos and power of Zlata's diary comes from watching the destruction of a childhood.
$18.15
Or pay later with
Leaves warehouse in 1 to 3 days
From United Kingdom
Delivery
Check your delivery time: Your delivery location:
{{ SelectedArea.Suburb }}{{ SelectedArea.Country == 'AU' ? (', ' + SelectedArea.State) : '' }} ({{ SelectedArea.Postcode }}) change
  • {{ Area.Suburb }}{{ Area.Country == 'AU' ? (', ' + Area.State) : '' }} {{ Area.Postcode }}
  • Your area not listed?
    Try search by suburb and postcode.
{{ DeliveryOption.expectation }} - {{ DeliveryOption.door_time }}
{{ DeliveryOption.price | currencyCentsFree }}
from {{ DeliveryOption.price | currencyCentsFree }}
Option unavailable
If ordered {{ DeliveryOption.cutoff }}
{{ DeliveryOption.name }}
{{ DeliveryOption.special_message }}
 
 
!
An error occurred getting delivery options
Sorry about that, please try again later.
OTHER FORMATS:
  • Paperback
    $18.15
PUBLISHED: 5th January 1995
ISBN: 9780140374636
ANNOTATION:
Zlata Filipovic was given a diary shortly before her tenth birthday and began to write in it regularly. But the distant murmur of war draws closer to her Sarajevo home. Her father starts to wear military uniform and her friends begin to leave the city. The pathos and power of Zlata's diary comes from watching the destruction of a childhood.

Annotation

Zlata Filipovic was given a diary shortly before her tenth birthday and began to write in it regularly. But the distant murmur of war draws closer to her Sarajevo home. Her father starts to wear military uniform and her friends begin to leave the city. The pathos and power of Zlata's diary comes from watching the destruction of a childhood.

Publisher Description

Zlata Filipovic was given a diary shortly before her tenth birthday and began to write in it regularly. She was an ordinary, if unusually intelligent and articulate little girl, and her preoccupations include whether or not to join the Madonna fan club, the fate of the supermodels, her piano lessons, her tennis coaching, her friends and her new skis. But the distant murmur of war draws closer to her Sarajevo home. Her father starts to wear military uniform and her friends begin to leave the city. One day, school is closed and the next day bombardments begin. The pathos and power of Zlata's diary comes from watching the destruction of a childhood. Her circle of friends is increasingly replaced by international journalists who come to hear of this little girl's courage and resilience. She becomes a frequent stop in their search for news stories. But the reality is that, as they fly off with the latest story of Zlata, she remains behind, writing her deepest feelings to "Mimmy", her diary and her last remaining friend.

Author Biography

Zlata Filipovic was born in 1980. From 1991 to 1993 she wrote in her diary of her experiences living during the war in Sarajevo. Zlata escaped in 1993 and went to St Andrews College in Dublin, and then to Oxford University where she graduated in 2001 with a degree in Human Sciences.

Review

The only bright thing to come from [Sarajevos] recent history. ("USA Today") Conveys the bewilderment and horror of modern-day conflict... One of Zlatas gifts lies in throwing a human light on intolerable events. ("San Francisco Chronicle") The only bright thing to come from [Sarajevoas] recent history. ("USA Today") Conveys the bewilderment and horror of modern-day conflict... One of Zlataas gifts lies in throwing a human light on intolerable events. ("San Francisco Chronicle") The only bright thing to come from [Sarajevo s] recent history. ("USA Today") Conveys the bewilderment and horror of modern-day conflict... One of Zlata s gifts lies in throwing a human light on intolerable events. ("San Francisco Chronicle") The only bright thing to come from [Sarajevo?s] recent history. ("USA Today") Conveys the bewilderment and horror of modern-day conflict... One of Zlata's gifts lies in throwing a human light on intolerable events. ("San Francisco Chronicle")

Kirkus US Review

Originally published in Croat by UNICEF, this is the wartime diary of a Sarajevo girl who has since moved to Paris. Zlata began keeping her diary at the age of 11, nearly eight months before the shelling of Sarajevo began. A chronicle that begins in September 1991 with Zlata buying school supplies is forced, by March 1993, to reckon with the fact that all "the schools near me are either unusable or full of refugees." Zlata's voice, understandably, has difficulty maturing at a pace demanded by the events it records, and some passages communicate more bathos than outrage or insight. But that's history's fault, not Zlata's. (Kirkus Reviews)

Product Details

Publisher
Penguin Books Ltd
Year
1995
ISBN-10
0140374639
ISBN-13
9780140374636
Format
Paperback
Publication Date
1995-01-05
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Translated from
Croatian
Illustrations
illustrations facisms., portraits
Author
Zlata Filipovic
Translator
Christina Pribichevich-zoric
Media
Book
Edition
1st
Short Title
ZLATAS DIARY
Language
English
Audience Age
9-13
Pages
224
Series
Puffin Non-fiction
Subtitle
A Child's Life in Sarajevo
Audience
Children/Juvenile