Hitler's Canary

Hitler's Canary

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"It s April 1940 and German troops are pouring onto the streets of Denmark. 12-year-old Bamse is ordered by his father to keep his head down and stay out of trouble. But Bamse and his daring friend Anton can t resist playing the occasional practical joke on the invading soldiers. When it becomes clear that the trouble isn t just going to pass them by, the people of Denmark decide to take action and Bamse and his eccentric family are about to take part in one of history s most dramatic rescues - smuggling Denmark's Jewish population, across the water to Sweden, and safety. Many of the characters are based on Sandi's own family, including her father, Bamse, and the book was inspired by the stories her told to her. "
Publisher: London : Random House Children's Books, 2006, c2005
Edition: Corgi Yearling ed. --
ISBN: 9780440866626
Branch Call Number: J FIC Toksv 3558jv 1
Characteristics: 299 p. :,ill., map
Additional Contributors: Nightingale, Sandy


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Jan 08, 2017

I really liked this book. It puts the reader right in the middle of a regular Danish family trying to deal with the Nazi occupation of their homeland. Are all Danes good? Are all Nazis bad? What can the inhabitants of Copenhagen do to help their Jewish friends and neighbours at this important time? If you enjoy reading books about WWII and how different communities came together to help the Jews during this time, this is definitely worth a read.

Jul 03, 2016

I didn't find this book very interesting. Even though it isn't one of the best books in the library, I definitely learned new things about the Nazis and WVII.

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