Greater Than Angels

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Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, 1998 - Juvenile Fiction - 133 pages
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In the autumn of 1940, when Anna Hirsch, her friends, and family, are rounded up by Nazis and deported to Gurs, a refugee camp in the south of France, they see little hope on the horizon. But the children held in the camp are sent on to Le Chambon, a tiny village whose citizens have agreed to care for deported children. There, in the face of escalating dominance and threats from the Nazi party, and regardless of the risk to themselves, the good people of Le Chambon protect the refugees who seek asylum in their homes.

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User Review  - Grace Taylor - Goodreads

Greater Than Angels is a Historical fiction book regarding the Holocaust. This story is about a young teenage girl named Anna Hirsch. We journey with Anna as she struggles to stay out of the grasp of ... Read full review

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User Review  - Sophia LaPointe - Goodreads

This book was pretty good. I did find it a bit similar to The Book Thief. Over all it was okay. Read full review


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About the author (1998)

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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