Waiting for Anya

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Scholastic, 1993 - France - 172 pages
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A village high in the mountains on the French-Spanish border seems relatively untouched by World War II. Young Jo, falling asleep one day when he should be guarding the sheep on the mountainside, meets a stranger. When a German garrison is stationed in his village to stem the flow of people escaping over the border, Jo finds that his life, and the lives of others, depends on how well he keeps his dangerous secret.

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User Review  - RebeccaClareSmith - LibraryThing

I read this in Year 5 and, whilst I don't remember all of it, I do remember that I thought it very sad and that, as a nine/ten year old, I was touched by the story. Read full review


User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

Lescun, France, during WWII is the setting for this latest work by the author of Mr. Nobody's Eyes (1990). Jo is a shepherd with a tendency to doze on the job until a close encounter with a bear cures ... Read full review


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