When We Were Shadows

Second Story Press
Ages 9-12
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Walter is a young child when his parents decide to leave their home in Germany and start a new life in the Netherlands. As Jews, they know they are not safe under the Nazi regime. Walter is at first too young to appreciate the danger that he is in, and everything seems like a great adventure. But as his family is forced to move again and again, from city to countryside to, eventually, a hidden village deep in the Dutch woods, Walter’s eyes are opened to the threat that surrounds them every day and to the network of people who are risking their lives to help them stay hidden. Based on a true story, the novel shines a light on a little-known part of WWII history and the heroes of the Dutch resistance—particularly those involved in the hidden village—without whose protection, Walter, his family, and hundreds of others would not have survived.
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About the author

Janet Wees has been writing since she was nine years old. A retired teacher, she spends her time writing children’s picture books, reading, walking, writing letters, cycling, and traveling. She lives in Calgary, Alberta.

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Publisher
Second Story Press
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Published on
Apr 3, 2018
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Pages
200
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ISBN
9781772600629
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Language
English
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Genres
Juvenile Nonfiction / History / Europe
Juvenile Nonfiction / History / Holocaust
Juvenile Nonfiction / Social Topics / Prejudice & Racism
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This content is DRM protected.
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