Hunger Winter: A World War Ii Novel
  • Hunger Winter: A World War Ii Novel
  • Hunger Winter: A World War Ii Novel
ISBN: 1496440358
EAN13: 9781496440358
Language: English
Release Date: Mar 3, 2020
Pages: 272
Dimensions: 0.7480315" H x 8.228346" L x 5.433071" W
Weight: 0.4761985 lbs.
Format: Paperback
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Can Dirk and Anna escape the Nazis before it's too late?
In late 1944, the Nazis have their sights set on expanding their empire by conquering the Dutch. In response, 13-year-old Dirk's papa leaves everyone he loves behind to fight with the Resistance. After the Gestapo snatches his older sister, Dirk learns they'll come for him next. A knock on the door in the middle of the night catapults Dirk and his 6-year-old sister, Anna, into a frightening journey as Dirk suddenly finds himself solely responsible for protecting her. Together, with only the food they can carry in a small bag, the siblings set out on a desperate journey across the Netherlands to find their grandparents, father, and sister.

Dirk's greatest challenge comes when he must decide whether to stay in a house targeted for bombardment or request help from a powerful but untrustworthy man--a German officer who deserted.

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   Interesting Read
Good story, suspense and action. I like the spiritual lessons of the age, coming to faith, trust, and looking for the father. A few things about history and parenting learned. The poem at the end really liked.
   Superb historical fiction
Based on a student recommendation, I read this to my class. Great for aloud classroom reading, discussion and reading with the family at home!
   Terrorized by the Nazis.
Hunger Winter is a well written novel that is suitable for middle school students, and adults will also like it. The main characters are teens who are forced into situations that adults would find extremely difficult by the Nazi occupation of the Netherlands. I couldn t put it down.
   Great story
I enjoy YA books and this one has not disappointed me. The story is fast paced, hooked from the first page. The lead character Dirk is only 13 and the weight of the world is on his shoulders as he escapes from the nazis and protects his little sister. If your son or grandson likes history, he will like this book.
   Fantastic book
I bought Hunger Winter and was so excited for it. This book does not disappoint. I am excited to be able to add this to our home school curriculum.
   A suspenseful book with endearing characters
During extreme hardship, I enjoyed this moving story about courage and faith. The characters are endearing and the suspenseful plot has kept me excited to keep reading. I also learned more about what life was like in the Netherlands during the Second World War. I think that both young people and adults will enjoy this book.
   Good WWII fiction for young readers
Go into it, knowing that it is meant for tween readers and even adults can enjoy it. Parents of good children '' could also use this book as a good discussion starter on history and how the war relates to children.
   Some of the harder things about World War II
Author Rob Currie does not shy away from some hard facts about Nazi oppression in World War II, but he does frame them for middle schoolers. This Dutch story takes us on a journey with Dirk and Anna, ages 13 and 6, as they run into the night in the suspenseful countryside to try to escape the Gestapo. I think this is a great book for those who want our young people to know the dark side of recent history. We forget!