Hilda van Stockum wrote this book in 1962, eighteen years after the period this novel portrays. Though she did not live in Holland during these years of 1944 and 1945, many of her Dutch relatives did live through these darkest of days. Holland, oppressed by the German military occupation like Poland, deservedly elicited that black and white urgency of cause. This book is fiction, but set in fact; readers who lived through the time and place themselves have commented on the accuracy of the portrait of the period. The author provides a child's viewpoint of the outrage of the wrongs done and the dreadful realities of war while speaking with piercing clarity about moral response. For ages 10 and up. 191 pages.
Media ID: 32799
Length: 191
Publisher: Ignatius Press
Level: I-JH

Grade Levels: EC=Early Childhood; P=Primary; I=Intermediate; JH=Junior High; SH=Senior High; A=Adult