Hitler's Canary

Hitler's Canary

Book - 2005
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Based on a true story, this is a gripping, yet humorous account of a daring rescue in occupied Denmark.
April 1940: German troops are pouring onto the streets of Denmark. 12-year-old Bamse and his daring friend Anton can t resist playing practical jokes on the invading soldiers. When it becomes clear to the people of Denmark that the trouble isn t going to pass them by, they decide to take action and Bamse and his eccentric family are about to take part in one of history s most dramatic rescues smuggling Denmark s Jewish population across the water to Sweden, and safety."
Publisher: London : Doubleday, 2005.
ISBN: 9780385608893
0385608896
Branch Call Number: YA FIC TOKS
Characteristics: 299 p. : ill. ; 19 cm.

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KateCCL
Jan 08, 2017

I really liked this book. It puts the reader right in the middle of a regular Danish family trying to deal with the Nazi occupation of their homeland. Are all Danes good? Are all Nazis bad? What can the inhabitants of Copenhagen do to help their Jewish friends and neighbours at this important time? If you enjoy reading books about WWII and how different communities came together to help the Jews during this time, this is definitely worth a read.

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parnoosh
Jul 03, 2016

I didn't find this book very interesting. Even though it isn't one of the best books in the library, I definitely learned new things about the Nazis and WVII.

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