Twenty and Ten

Twenty and Ten

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by Claire Huchet Bishop, Janet Joly, William Pene Du Bois
     
 

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"If we take these children, we can never betray them, no matter what the Nazis do."

During the German occupation of France, twenty French children were brought to a refuge in the mountains. One day a young man came to their school with a request: Could they take in, and hide, ten Jewish refugee children?

Sister Gabriel spoke up. "The Nazis are looking for those

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"If we take these children, we can never betray them, no matter what the Nazis do."

During the German occupation of France, twenty French children were brought to a refuge in the mountains. One day a young man came to their school with a request: Could they take in, and hide, ten Jewish refugee children?

Sister Gabriel spoke up. "The Nazis are looking for those children. If we take them we must never let on that they are here. Do you understand?"

Of course the children understood - but how would they hide them if the Nazis came?

Editorial Reviews

Deborah Zink Roffino
Originally published in 1952, this story is set in German-occupied France during World War II. Twenty French schoolchildren and a Catholic nun put their own lives at risk by hiding ten Jewish children from the Nazis. It is a never-to-be-forgotten saga with an ending that leaves readers cheering.
Mailbox Magazine

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780140310764
Publisher:
Penguin Young Readers Group
Publication date:
03/28/1978
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
80
Sales rank:
142,421
Product dimensions:
5.13(w) x 7.75(h) x 0.26(d)
Lexile:
630L (what's this?)
Age Range:
10 - 8 Years

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Twenty and Ten 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
PriscyPK More than 1 year ago
This book is a short story about children facing the troubles of the world. This book shows how even if we have different beliefs we can still get along and help on another. Very good read. Great for kids.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
When I was a child I read this book and loved it. Now as a teacher I just spent the last hour looking for this book online to share with my students. I have often thought of this book and this story over the years. I can't wait to share it and its lessons.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Although the concept of the story is a good one, and although the actual story is intriguing, the characters are too unrealistic for me. Simply stated, children are not so selfless and their problem solving abilities are not so quick. It's important (and nice) to think we would all be unequivocally brave under such circumstances, but that's not realistic, is it?
Guest More than 1 year ago
My teacher read it to us and it was really good. I liked the adventure in the story.
Guest More than 1 year ago
it was good