“The best children’s fiction book I’ve yet read about the Holocaust … vividly engaging both as history education and as a human story” – Tim Robertson, CEO of the Anne Frank Trust
Summer 1945. The Second World War is finally over and Yossi, Leo and Mordecai are among three hundred children who arrive in the English Lake District. Having survived the horrors of the Nazi concentration camps, they’ve finally reached a place of safety and peace, where they can hopefully begin to recover.
But Yossi is haunted by thoughts of his missing father and disturbed by terrible nightmares. As he waits desperately for news from home, he fears that Mordecai and Leo – the closest thing to family he has left – will move on without him. Will life by the beautiful Lake Windermere be enough to bring hope back into all their lives?
Resources and extra material available from Tom Palmer’s website.
Cover artwork and vignettes by Violet Tobacco.
Information for Grown-Ups: This book has a super-readable layout and typeface so that even more readers can enjoy it. It is aimed at children aged 9+
AR Level – 4.8