This story departs from the usual World War Two fiction genre by placing the story in a unique setting with a different perspective. Everything occurs in Denmark, and we see the story unfold through the eyes of young Annemarie Johansen. Though she is not directly threatened by the actions of the Nazis that have invaded her peaceful country, her best friend Ellen Rosen is. Annemarie must use her head to save her friend from the concentration camps while endangering herself. I was impressed with the fact that the threat presented by the Germans in this book was made real without relying on gory details. In this way, Lowry has created a book about the Holocaust that is appropriate for juvenile readers. Be warned: There is no perfectly happy ending at the end of this story (the reader is not absolutely certain that the Rosenbergs have escaped and are coming back) but it should satisfy most children. Well worth a read.
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Book Description Dell Publishing, 1990. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # 0440801648
Book Description Dell Publishing, 1990. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0440801648
Book Description Dell Publishing, 1990. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110440801648
Book Description Dell Publishing. PAPERBACK. Book Condition: New. 0440801648 New Condition. Bookseller Inventory # NEW7.1942194