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The Whispering Town

The dramatic story of neighbors in a small Danish fishing village who, during the Holocaust, shelter a Jewish family waiting to be ferried to safety in Sweden. It is 1943 in Nazi-occupied Denmark. Anett and her parents are hiding a Jewish woman and her son, Carl, in their cellar until a fishing boat can take them across the sound to neutral Sweden.

The soldiers patrolling their street are growing suspicious, so Carl and his mama must make their way to the harbor despite a cloudy sky with no moon to guide them. Worried about their safety, Anett devises a clever and unusual plan for their safe passage to the harbor. Based on the little-known true story of how the Danish Resistance managed to smuggle nearly seven thousand people to safety in Sweden, this dramatic picture book filled with cartoon-style illustrations captures the bravery and strength of ordinary people who saved others in need from harm.

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"Fabio Santomauro, who has a distinctly graphic novel sensibility, uses strong ink lines and a rich neutral palette (save for a few splashes of red) to convey a sense of secrecy, high stakes, and profound moral courage." -- Publishers Weekly

Product Details

Recommended Age 6 - 9
Author Jennifer Elvgren
Illustrator Fabio Santomauro
ISBN 1467711950
Publication Date Feb 1, 2014
Publisher Kar-Ben Publishing
Language English