Hitler’s Canary

By Sandi Toksvig

Rating: 3 stars

Based on the experiences of her father during the War, this is an often funny and occasionally moving and touching children’s story of a family whose life changes when the Nazis invade Denmark. It touches on the conflict in the nation, condensed into one family: should they keep their heads down and try not to be noticed, or should they join the resistance?

I hadn’t know, but in the course of about a week in 1943, many Danes, of all races and creeds, risked their lives to help Denmark’s Jews escape to Sweden before they could be rounded up and taken to the concentration camps. The family in this book helps with that and some of the solutions are quite ingenious. Definitely recommended.

Book details

ISBN: 9781596432475
Publisher: Roaring Brook Press
Year of publication: 2005

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