As a boy growing up in Germany during Hitler's rise to power, Deiter is seduced by the pomp and circumstance of war. But as global hostilities intensify, Dieter is called upon to fight for his country in a conflict that he doesn't fully understand. With most of his family dead, Berlin in ruins, and the Russian army closing in, Dieter can no longer naively cling to his childhood beliefs. The world he is facing is brutal, dirty, and unforgiving, and the most he can hope for is the chance to survive. The second installment in the Fields of Conflict series, Flames of the Tiger will appeal to young readers aged twelve to fourteen.
Publisher: Greystone Books,Canada
Number of pages: 176
Weight: 227 g
Dimensions: 178 x 127 x 15 mm
"Although students in Grade 6 should be able to understand the exciting and vividly written book, the issues it raises also make it suitable for students in senior grades. It is a superb introduction to the ambiguities and complexities that surround the study of Wolrd War II. It deals thoughtfully with a number of important and throny questions about German life and individual responsibility versus collective guilt during the Nazi era. It realistically describes the instutionalized pre-war anti-Semitism of the Nazis, which led inexorably to Holocaust's death camps. As well, the destruction of Berlin and the vicious battles between SS Panzer units and Canadians and Caen, in 1944, are honestly portrayed." --CM Magazine-- (09/05/2003)
"Equal parts philosophical debate and historical fiction, this book, like Wilson's And in the Morning, presents a compelling and thoughtful story of war that should appeal to a wide range of readers." --Quill & Quire-- (10/01/2003)
"This is an interesting read and will provide much to talk and think about for ages 12-16. "--Marcia Weiss Posner, Jewish Book Council-- (05/07/2016)