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 Hour of need : the daring escape of the Danish Jews during World War II
 Author: Shayne, Ralph

 Publisher:  Yellow Jacket (2023)

 Dewey: 900
 Classification: Nonfiction
 Physical Description: 155 p., col. ill., col. map, 22 cm

 BTSB No: 809213 ISBN: 9781499813586
 Ages: 8-12 Grades: 3-7

 World War, 1939-1945 -- Comic books, strips, etc
 Holocaust, 1939-1945 -- Denmark

Price: $12.29

Tells the true story of the Nazi Resistance in Denmark during World War II and the heroes that saved the Danish Jews by helping them evacuate to Sweden. In graphic novel format.

 Illustrator: Goldberg, Tatiana

   Kirkus Reviews (10/15/23)
   School Library Journal (11/01/23)

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School Library Journal - 11/01/2023 Gr 6 Up—This graphic historical fiction of the Nazi Resistance in Denmark during World War II begins in present-day as Mette visits Denmark with her grandchildren, and alternates with the daring story of the Danish people who saved the lives of its Jewish community through heroic resistance. Included is the story of King Christian and the apocryphal tale of him riding on horseback with a star of David to show solidarity; the story of "Svend Otto Nielsen," pseudonymously known as John, who fearlessly sabotaged the German attempts to deport Danish Jews to concentration camps; and the stories of everyday Danes who, without reservation, aided in evacuating most of the Danish Jews into Sweden. The book also introduces readers to Jewish culture in Denmark. Danish culture is also covered, specifically the Hans Christian Anderson fairy-tale version of the mighty warrior Holger Danske, who became a symbol of the Danish resistance to the Nazis. The full-color artwork is dramatic, with dark shadows portraying their harrowing escape and realistic drawings showing landmarks in Denmark. VERDICT Recommended purchase for libraries looking for stories of heroic acts by everyday citizens, less-than-well-known stories of resistance to Nazi Germany, and the saving of a majority of the Danish Jewish population.—Vi Ha - Copyright 2023 Publishers Weekly, Library Journal and/or School Library Journal used with permission.

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