Guardian Angel House

Guardian Angel House

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Momma had always told Susan that there was no safe place for a Jew, especially in German occupied Hungary in 1944. Why then were twelve-year-old Susan and her little sister, Vera, being sent to a convent to be kept safe. Susan and her sister soon discover the true nature of courage, sheltered by a group of nuns who risk their lives to protect them. Based on true events, the Guardian Angel House was the nickname given to a convent operated by the Sisters of Charity in Budapest. The nuns there sheltered over 120 Jewish children during the German invasion of Hungary, including author Kathy Clark's mother and aunt.

Kathy Clarkwas born in Budapest, Hungary, and moved to Canada as a young girl. She based this book on the true story of her mother and aunt after hearing their amazing story. She lives in Ontario, Canada, with her family.
Publisher: Toronto : Second Story Press, c2009
ISBN: 9781897187586
Branch Call Number: JNF 940.5318 CLA
Characteristics: 225 p. : ill., map, ports. ; 21 cm

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HellsDaughter Mar 31, 2011

Great story, something I find quite intresting. Just written a bit TOO simple...

heysoulsister Mar 20, 2011

I loved this book a lot. I love reading about the Holocaust and I think that everything that surrounds it, including World War 2 is very, very interesting. Most of the books I have read on this subject were mostly made to learn something from, not to have fun while reading it. The way Ms. Clark took an amazing, educational story and turned it into something that looked like a story book was great. She didn’t just tell me about her mother and her aunt’s experience in the Holocaust, she actually told me through her story telling. She wasn’t just telling me about some pre-teen who lived in the 1940s like a teacher, she was telling me the story as an author and I liked that a lot. In addition to that, because a lot of the characters in the book were around my age, I could really relate to them.

In my eyes, Guardian Angel House was flawless. I thought it was perfectly written, and the plot did not go too fast or too slowly. There were little events throughout the book that occasionally got you pumped up, and didn’t leave you being bored throughout the entire book. The ending was bittersweet, and to be honest, I would have picked that ending over any other one any day of the week.

nicoleeeee Mar 14, 2011

I loved this book! Very good overall!

member_bookclub Mar 11, 2011

I Loved how the book explained how hard it was during the holoucast, and the hardships people had to face. But in the ending, it ends really well.

bookreader_98 Mar 02, 2011

Great book. I loved it. Very detailed and descriptive about what has happened during the holocost. This book really opens your eyes to the past about the holocost. Great book. Highly recommened.

ilovebooks72 Mar 02, 2011

I loved this book. It was really a touching story.

Mackenzie7707 Feb 22, 2011

This was a good book. I like to learn things about the past, and this book taught me lots. Although I liked it, it was a bit descriptive at times. For example, I don't need to know what chores they did, and what song they sang while they're doing them. But overall great book.

emmy2 Feb 15, 2011

I'm not usually interested in ad, depressing stories about WW2 but i'm so glad that my firands convinced me to read this. IT WAS AMAZING!

pinky111hcz Feb 15, 2011

This book is very good. i brought a new and fresh take to the harsh war times, from a unique place in Europe- Hungary.

Awesome_reader Feb 15, 2011

This an awesome book!! I love war stories so I would recomend this book to anyone who likes events that happened during war world two!!

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