The Children's War

The Children's War

Book - 2004
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Ilse is just 12 when she begins to lose things. Her name.Her language. Her mother. On the eve of WWII, concealing the fact that her father is Jewish, she is sent out of Nazi Germany. This is the beginning of an uneasy life, shifting across borders, blown by circumstances beyond her control.Fleeing Paris as the Nazis invade, she is thrown in the path of an intense young soldier, François, in whom darkness and light seem inextricably mixed. Ever fearful of discovery, Ilse must grow up invisible and alone.

Inside Germany, a boy struggles with his destiny in the Hitler Youth. Nicolai is a reluctant warrior. Despite the comfort of his Hamburg home, he comes to feel that he is a stranger in his own land.

In one of the most devastatingly poignant novels on the consequences of war on young minds and hearts, Monique Charlesworth creates a stunning piece of literary fiction that shines with intelligence and humanity.

Publisher: Toronto : HarperCollins, c2004
ISBN: 9780002005609
Branch Call Number: FIC CHA
Characteristics: 367 p. ; 24 cm


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