Village of Scoundrels

by Preus, Margi (Author)

ISBN: 9781419708978

Newbery Honor recipient Margi Preus tells the incredible true story of a group of French teenagers who helped save refugees in WWII

Based on the true story of the French villagers in WWII who saved thousands of Jews, this novel tells how a group of young teenagers stood up for what is right. Among them is a young Jewish boy who learns to forge documents to save his mother and later goes on to save hundreds of lives with his forgery skills. There is also a girl who overcomes her fear to carry messages for the Resistance. And a boy who smuggles people into Switzerland. But there is always the threat that they will be caught: A policeman is sent to keep an eye on them, German soldiers reside in a local hotel, and eventually the Gestapo arrives, armed with guns and a list of names. As the knot tightens, the young people must race against time to bring their friends to safety. ABRAMS Fall 2020 Children's Catalog

Age Range: From 10 to 14

Format: Hardcover, 320 pages

Publisher: Harry N. Abrams, February 2020

Product Dimensions: 8.6 L × 5.9 W × 1.4 H

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