Twenty and Ten
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.
|20th Century, 1900s
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