Hitler's Canary: A Daring Tale of Wartime Adventure
Roaring Brook Press, 06.03.2007 - 192 Seiten
"My brother stood up so quickly he almost knocked Mama over. 'Why aren't you doing something? Do you know what the British are calling us? Hitler's canary! I've heard it on the radio, on the BBC. They say he has us in a cage and we just sit and sing any tune he wants.'"
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Denmark—History—German occupation, 19401945—Juvenile fiction. [1. Denmark—History—German occupation, 19401945—Fiction. 2. World War, 19391945—Jews—Rescue—Denmark. 3. Jews—History—20th century—Fiction.] I.Title. PZ7.
The usual bright blue spring sky of Copenhagen was crowded with heavy gray planes. I didn't know it then but they were German Junkers Ju52 transport planes: heavy, snubnosed things with their wheels almost touching the chimney pots.
They were so low I could clearly make out the white circle with the German swastika symbol on their wings. It wasn't something I had seen much before but it had been in the papers and I knew what it was. The planes were dropping paper.
The boats were like a modern Trojan horse—you know, the one with all the Greek soldiers inside. Only, these were full of German troops. The morning I heard the droning sound Mama sent me out to find Father and bring him home.
Along the way we could see German soldiers in olivegreen uniforms with shiny weapons marching across Langelinie Bridge, down toward Østerport Station on their way to Nyboder School on ØsterVoldgade. “They say the school has been taken ...
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LibraryThing ReviewNutzerbericht - Anager - LibraryThing
Very decent and witty childrens book with a refreshingly civil tone. Good illustrations and a beleiveable storyline but with some faults: Uncle Johann breaks character by both chasing the servantgirl ... Vollständige Rezension lesen
LibraryThing ReviewNutzerbericht - edenjean - LibraryThing
Based upon historical events and the experiences of the author’s family, Sandi Toksvig’s Hitler’s Canary is an effective and suspenseful telling of the German occupation of Denmark. Told from the ... Vollständige Rezension lesen