Twenty and Ten

Twenty and Ten


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780140310764
Publisher: Penguin Young Readers Group
Publication date: 03/28/1978
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 80
Sales rank: 139,335
Product dimensions: 5.06(w) x 7.81(h) x 0.25(d)
Lexile: 630L (what's this?)
Age Range: 10 - 8 Years

About the Author

Claire Huchet Bishop was a Swiss-born American children's writer and librarian. She wrote two Newbery Medal runners-up, Pancakes-Paris and All Alone, and she won the Josette Frank Award for Twenty and Ten.

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Twenty and Ten 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
srssrs on LibraryThing 7 months ago
Twenty and Ten is a novella, written in the 1952, by a French author. It is a story about hiding Jewish children. The twist in this story which may be different from other stories like it is that children have to be clever and crafty in protecting the Jewish children and not the adults. In fact the climax of the story is when Nazi's arrive at a small boarding school while the nun in charge is away. The children have to use their best devices to outwit the Nazi interrogators in order to save their hiding friends. This is a short book and is only 76 pages long. It would be a great introduction to historical fiction for a second or third grade reader. The book has some wonderful yet simple pencil illustrations that assist in its reading. The characters are not well developed, but the overall interest and intrigue of the story makes up for the shallow character development.
ElizaJane on LibraryThing 8 months ago
Reason for Reading: Read aloud to ds as part of our history curriculum.Based on a true story, this book tells of a tale in which ten Jewish children are brought to a small Catholic school in the countryside of France up in the mountains. There are currently twenty students at this school. The Sister asks the students if they will be capable of hiding the Jewish children from the Nazis and they agree. Thus the children play and learn together until one day Sister does not return from town and the Nazis arrive at the school looking for the Jewish children.A lovely little story that has become a classic. The ending is quite intense and the book is very enjoyable . There is a religious element to the story, that is crucial to the plot, but that only revolves around one bible story involving King Herod's search for the baby Jesus. A fast read but a gripping story that shows that even children can make a difference against evil. A movie has been made based on the book and we tried to get a copy through ILL but were unsuccessful.
The_English_Library on LibraryThing 11 months ago
A wonderful read-aloud providing lots of discussion and written so well for even a kindergartener to understand. This book opened up my children's heart of compassion when they were so interested in WWII at the time after seeing WWII planes at a flight museum at Balboa Park.
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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