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Children's Fiction Europe

La Casa del Ángel de la Guarda

Un refugio para niñas judías

by (author) Kathy Clark

Initial publish date
Apr 2012
Europe, European
Recommended Age
12 to 18
Recommended Grade
7 to 12
  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    Apr 2012
    List Price
    $10.95 USD

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P style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt" class=MsoNormal>Based on the true story of the author's mother and aunt—two Jewish sisters who survived the Holocaust—this moving novel is set in 1944 during the German occupation of Hungary. Susan and Vera are sent to a convent to hide from the Nazis; there they learn the true meaning of courage, thanks to the nuns who risk their lives to conceal the girls. But when German soldiers arrive in the middle of the night, will Susan and Vera be kept safe from the enemy at the gates? Historical notes and photographs illuminate the story and educate young readers about what life was like during World War II.P style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt" class=MsoNormal> Basada en la historial real de la madre y la tía de la autora—dos hermanas judías que sobrevivieron el Holocausto—esta novela conmovedora toma lugar en 1944 durante la ocupación de los alemanes en Hungría. Susan y Vera son enviadas a un convento para esconderlas de los nazis; allí aprenden el verdadero significado del valor gracias a las monjas que arriesgan sus vidas acogiéndolas. Pero cuando los soldados alemanes llegan tarde en la noche, ¿estarán Susan y Vera a salvo del enemigo a la puerta? Anotaciones y fotografías históricas iluminan la historia y educan a los jóvenes lectores acerca de cómo era la vida durante la Segunda Guerra Mundial.

About the author

Kathy Clark has written two books for the Holocaust Remembrance Series for Young Readers. Guardian Angel House is based on her mother and aunt’s lives as Jewish children hidden from the Nazis. The Choice is also inspired by her father’s experiences during the Holocaust. Kathy lives in Kanata Ontario and was raised by her mother and a loving stepfather. She learned of events described in The Choice as a grown-up when she became reacquainted with her dad.

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