The Boys from St. Petri

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Dutton Children's Books, 1994 - Denmark - 215 pages
Lars joins his brother's secret society, whose pranks to ridicule the Nazis occupying Denmark in 1940 escalate to full-scale sabotage after a young laborer shows them the real meaning of war. By the author of Buster's World.

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THE BOYS FROM ST. PETRI

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A sense of pressure permeates this tightly focused novel about young Danish resistance fighters in 1942. Led by Minister Balstrup's son Gunnar, the boys at first engage in harmless pranks like ... Read full review

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Section 2
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Section 3
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About the author (1994)

Anthea Bell was born in Suffolk, was educated at Somerville College, Oxford, and has worked as a translator for a number of years, primarily from German and French. Her translations include works of non-fiction, literary and popular fiction, and books for young people including classic German works by the Brothers Grimm, Clemens Brentano, Wilhelm Hauff and Christian Morgenstern. Bell has also served on the committee of the Translators` Association and the jury panel of the Schlegel-Tieck German translation prize in Great Britain. She has been the recipient of a number of translation prizes and awards, among them the 1987 Schlegel-Tieck Award for Hans Berman's The Stone and the Flute (Viking) and the first Marsh Award for Children's Literature in Translation for Christine Nöstlinger's A Dog's Life (Andersen Press). Bell was selected by a five-member jury as the recipient of the 2002 Helen and Kurt Wolff Translator¿s Prize for her exceptional translation of W.G. Sebald's novel Austerlitz, published Random House. He also won the Oxford Weidenfeld Translation Prize in 2009 for How the Soldier Repairs the Gramophone.

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