Twenty and Ten, Claire Huchet Bishop

Twenty and Ten

By Claire Huchet Bishop
Level 5

This book is a treasure! Based on a true story during the Nazi occupation of France during WWII, the book tells the story of twenty French children who are taken to a big old house up in the hills, where they are watched over by a young, kindhearted nun and are kept safe during the war. Eventually, ten Jewish children are also brought to the home to be hidden. The story supports faith in God, selflessness, courage, and loyalty. It is also a story of suspense and features lovely writing and a varied used of vocabulary. This book was first published in 1952. I love how this book exposes children to some of the realities of WWII in a way that is gentle, faith-based, and focuses on a beautiful, positive sub-story.

(Reviewed by Jenny Phillips)

Region Europe, France
Period 20th Century, 1900s
Genre Historical Fiction
Digital Format Audiobook
The Good and the Beautiful Library No
  • Audiobook
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  • 3 Moral Value
  • 1 Educational Value
  • 4 Literary Value
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