Greater Than Angels

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Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing, Nov 1, 1999 - Juvenile Fiction - 192 pages
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In the Face of Evil

In the autumn of 1940, Anna Hirsch, her friends, and her family are rounded up by the Nazis and deported from Germany into France. They are placed in Gurs, a refugee camp where conditions are inhuman. But even worse is the terror that the Jews will be relocated to one of the Nazi death camps.

Relief workers arrange for Anna and the other young people to be sent to Le Chambon, a tiny village in France. There, the villagers agree to care for the Jewish children. But as the war rages on, Jews in France -- and those who shelter them -- are in increasing danger. Will Anna and her friends survive? Award-winning author Carol Matas presents a powerful and unforgettable story of courage in the face of evil.

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I LOVED this book! It was a different perspective of living/surviving during WW2. The young girl didn't spend her entire time in a concentration camp but trying to not only take care of herself but ... Read full review

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Anna, a teenaged German refugee, relates how she and other Jewish children were cared for by the citizens of Le Chambon sur Lignon. Read full review

Contents

Section 1
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Section 2
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Section 3
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About the author (1999)

Writer Carol Matas was born in Canada in 1949. Matas was an actress and currently teaches writing. Matas is best known for her historical adventures. These often feature young people caught up in the world's problems. "Daniel's Story," about a young Jewish boy in Nazi Germany, was short-listed for the 1993 Governor General's Award and the 1994 Ruth Schwartz Award and won the Silver Birch Award. Lisa won the Geoffrey Bilson Award and was a New York Times Book Review Notable of 1989.

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