Henry's Red Sea, Barbara Smucker

Henry’s Red Sea

By Barbara Smucker
Level 5

The back cover summarizes this fantastic story: “World War II is coming to an end, but many of the homes and villages of the Mennonites in the Russian Ukraine have been burned and destroyed. Many of the people have died or been taken prisoner. Those who remain are desperate to escape. So hundreds start west, looking for new homes where there is peace and safety.” This book is an example of how an author can write about a really complicated topic in a way that is inspiring and uplifting while still helping the reader deeply understand the difficulties people went through. This book is deeply faith-based, showing a reliance on and love for God. It was a truly delightful read, and I can’t wait to share it with my children.

(Reviewed by Jenny Phillips)

Region Europe, Germany, Berlin
Period 20th Century, 1900s, mid 1900s, 1946
Genre Historical Fiction
Digital Format E-book
The Good and the Beautiful Library No
  • E-Book
  • Top Picks
  • 4 Entertainment Value
  • 5 Moral Value
  • 5 Educational Value
  • 5 Literary Value
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