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Fiction Ages 9-12
Pages: 162
Publisher: Second Story Press
Pub Date: 01/Jan/2006
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During World War II, Hendrik, the son of a fisherman, notices his Jewish friends being ostracized. When he realizes the danger that Hitler’s policies ultimately mean for his friends and their families, he hatches a plan to smuggle them out of the country by boat.

Canadian Children's Book News
"Photographs from the era enhance the story's truthful inspiration and help the reader see another side of that time, the life of those whose nation is occupied. Suspenseful, fast-paced and detailed with historical information, this book will appeal to readers who are fascinated with the adventure of world historical events."
Books in Canada
Sping has created a memorable, must-be-read testimonial for Jews and Gentiles alike.
CM Magazine
An important story, not just for its historical merit. It is an example to inspire young people.
Jewish Book World
Sping has carefully crafted this historical action, with a satisfying ending, including photos that bring the story to life.
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Photographs at the end of this book add to its power and the courage of its protagonists.
Calgary's Child
The story teaches young readers the value of sticking to one’s conviction – even in the face of unthinkable evil.

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