Publisher : Harpercollins UK Paperback : 208 pages Reading age : 10 - 12 years Holocaust Historical Fiction for Children - Children's Historical Fiction on Military & Wars - Fiction About Prejudice & Racism for Children
This is the story of Johannes, and Frau Timmins, and the strange girl now known as 'Helga'. It is also the story of how they survived the death camps, the vast wilderness faced by refugees in World War II, and eventually found happiness in Australia.
Reading about [the holocaust] can be depressing, but not in this compelling, beautifully crafted, novel for young readers. Here author Jackie French looks at what the Holocaust can teach us about hope. How people in internment camps survived, what motivated them to live in a world where people could be so terrible to each other. - Daily Telegraph