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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A superb war story. In only a couple of hundred pages Michael Morpurgo explores so many issues: the problems with war survivors coming home and not belonging any more; the dilemas of how civil to be ... Read full review

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Given that this is a children's book, I quite enjoyed it. It simplified the struggles in the war so that youngsters understand. Read full review


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