Honey Cake

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Random House Children's Books, Apr 21, 2010 - Juvenile Fiction - 112 pages
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A story about friendship, honor, and bravery—now in paperback.

For David Nathan, Copenhagen is the most beautiful city in the world. Even Nazis in the street can’t make Copenhagen ugly. But life has changed since the soldiers arrived. His parents are always worried. And his older sister
goes to school early and comes home late. Sometimes she doesn’t come home at all! David’s father is a baker, and since the war began, butter and cream are very hard to find. So David is amazed when his father makes a “special order” of cream-filled chocolate éclairs. But when no one comes to pick up the éclairs, David is asked to run a very special errand. It’s an errand that will change his life . . . forever.

Joan Betty Stuckner’s early chapter book brings an important time period to light in a way that is thrilling, inspirational, and age-appropriate for Stepping Stone readers.

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"There are so many ways of being brave," David's father explains. Through this straightforward and informative story of Jews in the Danish Resistance during World War II, the youngest readers learn ... Read full review

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It is very hard to find a children's book on the Holocaust that a third grader can handle. This book was one of the few and was very well done. It was fast reading, and really gave one a good ... Read full review

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About the author (2010)

Joan Betty Stuchner has performed as a storyteller live and on television, and acted in community theater. She teaches part-time at a Jewish school and works in the library at the University of British Columbia. She lives in Vancouver, British Columbia.

Cynthia Nugent is an award-winning children’s book author-illustrator. To research Honey Cake, she traveled to Copenhagen. She lives in Vancouver, British Columbia.

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