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Ten-year-old Annemarie Johansen is living in Copenhagen during the time of World War II. The Johansens are Germans who are very good friends with the Rosens. Ellen Rosen is Annemarie's best friend and also a Jew. She soon finds herself involved in sneaking the Rosens out of Copenhagen when the German soldiers are coming after all the Jews and she is forced to find out what bravery really is.
This is a touching novel that is educational as well as it is entertaining. It reminds you that there were some people who escaped the wrath of the Germans during the war and there are always good people willing to help. It's powerful and moving. A great book that all school libraries should have.