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Children's LiteratureJan and Elli are sure that even when the war ends, things will never get back to normal. Their fathers work with the Nazis and these two friends pay the price. Bullied by classmates, disliked by their teacher, hated by their neighbors, Jan and Elli become friends. Regardless of their fathers' loyalties, Jan and Elli decide to fight the Nazis in their own way. Together they secretly work against the Germans. No one knowsnot even the Dutch resistancethat the information that saves the Jewish Dr. Stein and his daughter comes from Jan and Elli. No one knows that these two pass on overheard information that saves the lives of some of the young men in the village. When the war ends, will Jan and Elli forever be ostracized because of their fathers' actions? Or will someone find out that these two risked their lives to save others? A high interest easytoread chapter book written for struggling readers. At the end of the book, the author has included suggested discussion questions, writing prompts, and the FactHound Internet address. Type in the book's ISBN number, click the FetchIt button and a list of internet sites with more information about the subjects related to the book should appear; at the time of this review, the FactHound search had no results for this book. 2006, Stone Arch Books, Ages 9 to 13.
—Anita Barnes Lowen