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Fiction Ages 9-12
Pages: 120
Themes: Holocaust, WWII, Family, Historical Fiction, Otto Veidt
Publisher: Second Story Press
Pub Date: 22/Sep/2020
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July 2020 - Toronto ON — It is 1939 in Berlin, Germany, and twelve-year-old Lillian and her Papa are on the run from Nazi soldiers. Because they are Jewish, they are in danger of being arrested and put in prison. Lillian's father is blind and it seems no one is willing to help them, until they meet Otto Weidt. Mr. Weidt runs a factory that makes brushes for the Nazi army, and his secret is that he employs blind Jewish workers. Lillian learns that Otto Weidt is determined to keep her, Papa, and all the Jewish workers safe. But will he be able to?

Inspired by a true story.

Harriet Zaldman, CM: Canadian Review of Materials, Volume XXVII / Issue 11

The Brushmaker’s Daughter can be used in a teaching unit about the Holocaust, and it would be an suitable accompaniment to her excellent nonfiction books, among them The Underground Reporters and Hiding Edith.

Kirkus Reviews, (Starred Review)
The unimaginable is made alive, heart-wrenching, and reachable for modern young readers.


Tinlids: Maria Recommends - Fall 2020 Children's Here is a list of my favourite new books for this fall. The best of the best! Picture books, easy novels, Jr fiction, intermediate fiction, graphic novels and non-fiction. https://tinlids.ca/post?p=2020100117475138&t=list | 2020 | Commended
Diamond Willow - Saskatchewan Young Readers' Choice Awards  | 2021 | Short-listed

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