The Enemy: A Story from World War II
It is spring 1940 and France has just fallen to Nazi occupation. Young Marie and her mother find themselves looking after two injured soldiers--but one is English and the other is German. The men are sworn enemies. Marie and her mother soon realize that their two patients must not find out about each other. Will the compassion and understanding of one girl and her mother be enough to keep peace? Survivors is a brand-new and dramatic collection of short novels for young readers, each book about a young person caught up in a real-life conflict or disaster that boys and girls will recognize from their history books. The stories are fiction, but through each young hero's eyes, the boys and girls who read these tales will gain a deeper understanding of the day-to-day hardships and dangers encountered by people living and surviving through troubled times. Each book has a brief introduction relating actual historical events, and at the end of each book, young readers will find a brief historical note that places the story in a larger context plus a glossary of terms specific to the time and place. Boys and girls will also find a list of suggested further reading. Line illustrations capture the atmosphere of each story. Titles in this series are available in both paperback and hardcover editions. This is a paperback book. (Ages 10-13)
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