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UPDATE TIME: 2017-05-23 
Review Score: 4 out of 5 star From 2 user ratings
ISBN:0547577095
LANGUAGE:English

" I may be biased because I love Lois Lowry's writing and characters and stories. But this was beautiful. The author's note at the end was amazing too. I shed quite a few tears. Some stuff could have been more developed but it was a great children's book on WWII overall. " said.

" RECENZEKrásné. Škoda jen, že knížka není delší.A malá poznámka na závěr - u knih téhle autorky se opravdu vyplatí číst doslovy. :) " said.

"I thought this was a pretty good book. It's one of those that I ALWAYS saw growing up. Everywhere. And I never read it.

Well, now I have, and it was pretty good.

I can't imagine too much of it sticking with me for too long. There are just SO many holocaust stories and books and movies out there. I bet I will take the story of King Christian X with me though - riding through Copenhagen unprotected; unguarded. A soldier asked a boy on the street where his body-guards were, and the boy replied, 'all of Denmark are his bodyguards,' or something like that. That, I imagine, is now mine forever.
" said.

"This book is really a great book. The way how the author describes each feeling of the character is really detailed, very interesting, and fun to read. This book is about two young girls that live in Copenhagen. These girls are best friends. Their names are Annemarie Johansen and Ellen Rosen. The king had surrendered to the Nazis and the soldiers came into the country. After a few years or so, they started to take the Jews to some place else. People knew that they where taking them to place that is not good. They started hiding the Jews and started to take them to a safe place, to Sweden. Ellen has been helped by her friends family, and many others. Soon Annemarie goes to a dangerous mission to safe the life of her best friend and other Jews." said.

"Although a book written for children, I bet all adults would enjoy reading it. The book is written with a lot of lightness (as if directly from the thoughts of a ten year old) but at the same time, has all the depth of a story about the holocaust.
In this case, it is also an homage to the brave people of Denmark, who helped hide and then transport to Sweden their entire Jewish population. I had already become "acquainted" with Danish Resistance through Ken Follet's books, but this one is a beautiful way to call everyone's attention to the ideal expressed at the end of the book, in the words of a young Danish Resistant condemned to death at the age of 21: he said something like "we should be transforming ourselves into the sort of humanity where human rights are cherished"...

Maria Carmo,

Lisbon, 16 March 2016.
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" I think I first read this book in 3rd or 4th grade. I've read it many times since and never lose my love for it. " said.

" I read this all the way back in 6th grade, but I thought it was one of the most touching books I'd ever read. The writing was beautiful - you could feel the fear in the atmosphere, yet it glistened with the innocence of the narrator.It's definitely something both adults and children would enjoy, and it would definitely be a story that would have a lasting impact on the reader, no matter where they're from or how old they are. " said.

" This wonderful story about a Danish family involved in rescuing their Jewish friends from the Nazis is a good—-and relatively gentle—-introduction to the Holocaust for young children. It’s hard not to be inspired over and over by the incredible moral courage of the Danish people and the strong moral leadership provided by the king, the military, and law enforcement. I wish this book had been around when I was a child. " said.

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