Annmarie Johansen is happily skipping from school in Denmark with her friend, Ellen. Nazi guards stop them on the street, telling them not to run. So begins the Newbury Award-winning novel about the Nazi invasion of Denmark and one girl's bravery to save her Jewish friend.
Although this is a "children's" book, there are some frightening images. Most children need to have some history of the Nazis hatred for the Jews, as well as, er, some common drugs. And I don't mean the medicinal kind.
Simply worded, beautifully captured, this story is a wonderful prerequisite to "The Diary of Anne Frank."
4.25 out of 5.0 Shirley Temples.