Lying in the tall grass alongside a sloot and seeing bombs fall on his hometown of Alphen aan den Rijn, a ten-year-old boy senses that the events of this day will change his life forever. The story of Frans stands as a record of children, their school activities, and their ways of entertaining themselves in Holland during the war days of the early forties. In times of tension and danger Frans learns about cruelty, hardship and even murder, experiences to which no young child should ever have to be exposed. The book richly details Frans’s relationship with his parents, with his friends, and with God; the liberation of the Netherlands by Canadian Forces makes for a gratifying ending. Historically accurate, it shows how during a time of deep physical, emotional and spiritual stress a Dutch boy grew up and survived.
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Book Description PublishAmerica, 2008. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX1606103016