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Teaching The Children of Willesden Lane
Resources to help you teach the book in middle schools and high schools

Chapters 4–8

Mona’s Related Performance
Part 3: On the Kindertransport to England

In this part of her performance, Mona describes the scene at the train station in Vienna, as hundreds of children, including Lisa, say good-bye to their parents. We hear of Lisa’s journey, her brief position as a maid at Peacock Manor, and how she makes her way back to London.

Note: In this part of the performance, Mona refers to events from Chapters 3 through 8 of the book.

Questions to Discuss with Students

  • Think about the moods and feelings evoked by Debussy’s “Clair de Lune.” How might this piece have been important to Lisa on her journey?
  • Why was it so difficult for Lisa not to be able to play the piano while she was at Peacock Manor?

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Mona standing as she describes Lisa's journey

Music Mona Plays in Part 3

“Clair de Lune”
by Claude Debussy

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