The Whispering Town

Based on a true story!

By Jennifer Elvgren Read by Elizabeth Cottle Children’s Fiction / Historical / Jewish English, Unabridged 9m Sell Sheet Also available on
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1 Audio CDs Tue Apr 14 00:00:00 UTC 2015 14.99 12.99 9781633799318 Add to Cart
							The dramatic story of neighbors in a small Danish fishing village who, during the Holocaust, shelter a Jewish family waiting to be ferried to safety in Sweden. It is 1943 in Nazi-occupied Denmark. Anett and her parents are hiding a Jewish woman and her son, Carl, in their cellar until a fishing boat can take them across the sound to neutral Sweden. The soldiers patrolling their street are growing suspicious, so Carl and his mama must make their way to the harbor despite a cloudy sky with no moon to guide them. Worried about their safety, Anett devises a clever and unusual plan for their safe passage to the harbor.

Starred review. "Both author and illustrator do an excellent job of bringing both the horror and humanity of this story to a level younger children can understand, and there is much of both... An unusual and strong addition to Holocaust literature." - Booklist

"Urgent and refreshingly unsentimental." - Publishers Weekly

"The direct simplicity of the story's telling serves well as an introduction for younger children to the Holocaust. This uncomplicated narrative of Danish resistance will facilitate teaching and discussion of a difficult yet necessary subject." - Kirkus Reviews

"An excellent addition to Holocaust literature for young students." - School Library Journal (audiobook)

"This short work, based on a true story, is superbly recounted by narrator Elizabeth Cottle." - AudioFile