Hitler's Canary (Paperback)Sandi Toksvig (author)
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It's April 1940 and German troops are pouring onto the streets of Denmark. 12-year-old Bamse is ordered by his father to keep his head down and stay out of trouble. But Bamse and his daring friend Anton can't resist playing the occasional practical joke on the invading soldiers. When it becomes clear that the trouble isn't just going to pass them by, the people of Denmark 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.
Many of the characters are based on Sandi's own family, including her father, Bamse, and the book was inspired by the stories her told to her.
Publisher: Penguin Random House Children's UK
Number of pages: 304
Weight: 210 g
Dimensions: 194 x 130 x 19 mm
There are several heart-stopping moments but overall the story is told with a light touch and many moments of humour * The Bookseller *
On the evidence of this warm and enlightening tale, Sandi Toksvig is as skilled at writing for children as she is for adults . . . Toksvig manages to lace the action with plenty of humour but without trivialising the momentous events * Waterstone's Books Quarterly *
A must-read for any pupil studying World War II and any pupil looking for a truly remarkable "real-life" story to inspire and delight * Teaching & Learning *
A suspenseful, humane story -- Nicolette Jones * The Sunday Times *
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This book is about a Danish boy called Bamse, which means teddy bear in Danish, and his Jewish friend called Anton. It is inspired by a real life story set during the Second World War in Copenhagen. When the Nazi... More
I loved this story but found the ending such a let down. It had all the right ingredients but came out flat, unfortunately and frustratingly.
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